Nonprofit Veterinary Clinic & Outreach Center: 4635 West Richland Plaza Dr., Bloomington, In 47404

For Appointments, or Pantry questions, please call: 812-333-6242, ext 2

To Fax Veterinary Records: 812-935-5059

*Administration Address: 3410 South Walnut St., Bloomington, IN 47401

*Staff hours may vary. Please call to confirm. Dropping off a donation? We have a donation bin outside of our door that's available any time!
 

Mailing Address: PO Box 1334, Bloomington, IN 47402​​

**We do not have a shelter.**

    For City shelter hours, adoptable animals, lost/found pets, and animal control, call City of Bloomington Animal Care & Control at 812.349.3492.

© 2016 Monroe County Humane Association

Animal Welfare Laws

It is important to us that everyone we serve have ready access to relevant animal welfare laws.  You need them to keep your own animals safe, watch out for the welfare of others, and advocate wisely.

 

City of Bloomington

Animal welfare ordinances for the City of Bloomington are found in Titles 2 and 7 of the municipal code. Links to each section follow.

 

2.11 - Animal care and control department

2.12 - Animal care and control commission

7.01 - DEFINITIONS

7.16 - COMMERCIAL ANIMAL ESTABLISHMENT PERMITS

7.21 - KENNEL PERMITS*

7.22 - BREEDERS

7.23 - FERAL CATS

7.24 - RESTRAINT

7.28 - NUISANCE

7.32 - IMPOUNDMENT

7.36 - ANIMAL CARE

7.40 - WILD ANIMALS

7.42 - REPTILES

7.44 - RABIES*

7.48 - ADOPTED ANIMALS

7.52 - GENERAL PROVISIONS

7.54 - MISCELLANEOUS FEES

 

Monroe County

Animal welfare ordinances for Monroe County are found in Title 4, Chapter 440 of the county code. Click HERE to download that chapter.  Code sections include the following.

 

  1. Definitions

  2. Animal Management Commission - Establishment, Duties

  3. Animal Management Commission - Membership Terms, Meetings

  4. Animal Management Officers - Appointment, Duties and Powers

  5. Female Dog in Heat Licensing - Requirement, Application, Fees, License Period, Penalty for Violation

  6. Vicious Dog

  7. Public Nuisance

  8. Impoundment, Alternative Penalty

  9. Impoundment for Animal Bite

  10. Dogs and Cats Not Immunized Against Rabies

  11. Wild or Exotic Animals

  12. At Large Dog, Costs for Removal and Storage of any Large Animal

  13. At Large Cat

  14. At Large Poultry

  15. At Large Livestock

  16. At Large Wild or Exotic Animals

  17. Animal Care-Domestic Pets

  18. Animal Care-Domestic Livestock

  19. Torture or Abuse of An Animal

  20. Animal Management Fund

  21. Giving Animals as Prizes

 

State of Indiana

The Indiana Bureau of Animal Health keeps a list of State laws and administrative rules related to animals on its WEBSITE.  We encourage you to use that site for research.  The list is too long to provide here, but topics include:

 

  • Criminal Offenses Related to Animals

  • Animal Control

  • Commercial Dog Breeders

  • Animal Health

  • Meat and Poultry Products

  • Dairy Products

  • Livestock and Horse Racing

  • Animal Feed

  • Veterinary Practice

  • Service Animals

  • Limited Liability for Agricultural Activities

 

United States - Federal

There are many laws related to animals, but here we will focus on a link to information on the Animal Welfare Act.  Use the "links to find other law" for more.

 

 

Links to find Other Law

If you are looking for laws for other states or want to go deeper into cases and discussions of the law, we encourage you to check out the LIST OF SITES kept by the International Institute for Animal Law. Please note that we may or may not agree with the stances of the organizations found there.

 

 

Use what you know

Now that you have the basics, we encourage you to use it to do good.

 

See local law in action

MCHA staff sit on both local animal welfare commissions.

 

 

 

Track legislation

National animal welfare organizations such as those below can help you keep up on state and federal legislative activity.

 

 

Advocate for animals!