NOTICE: Adams County government offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and 24, in observance of Thanksgiving. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, Nov. 27.

I found a stray animal that I want to keep; what should I do?

Stray animals found in Adams County's jurisdiction should be brought to the shelter to allow the owners the opportunity to find it. If the animal is not reclaimed and is considered adoptable, you may place a hold on the animal. Please contact the shelter staff for more information regarding the hold procedure.