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Animal Care Facilities

Animal Care Facilities & Rescues

The Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) is required to maintain a list of animal care facilities as defined in IC 15-20-4-1. The information provided in this form will be used to identify these facilities/organizations that provide services to Indiana citizens. It is important that BOAH has current contact information for every shelter/organization in Indiana. House Enrolled Act 1412 has amended the requirements for registration with BOAH. All animal care facilities currently registered with BOAH will be required to complete a new registration application.

NOTE: This form is NOT for Commercial Dog Breeder or Broker facilities.

Please click the button below to fill out the Registration for Animal Care Facilities and Animal Rescue Operations.

Animal Care Facility Registration

Information for Animal Care Facility Registration

  • An animal care facility includes the following:
    • Animal control center
    • Animal shelter
    • Humane society
    • Any other animal impounding facility that serves the purpose of the humane treatment of animals
  • An animal rescue operation includes a person or organization that accepts during one year:
    • More than 12 dogs
    • Or more than 9 dogs and three unweaned litters of puppies: that are available for adoption as pets or as companion animals in permanent adoptive homes and that are maintained in a private residential dwelling: or uses a system of private residential dwellings as foster homes for dogs
  • After initial registration, animal care facilities and animal rescue operations must register annually with BOAH. A notice of the entity’s registration must be posted in a prominent place of business visible to the public.