Boone County, Indiana Sheriff's Office - Sheriff Mike Nielsen

Animal Control


The mission of the Animal Control Division (ACD) of the Boone County Sheriff’s Office is to protect the health and safety of the county residents, to protect animals and promote their humane treatment, and to work in partnership with animal facilities to ensure these objectives are met.


Services offered by the ACD:

-Assistance with stray/loose animals

-Animal cruelty investigations

-Animal welfare checks

-Vehicle unlocks for animals locked in vehicles

-Assisting with animals hit by vehicles, orphaned, or otherwise in distress

-Public education


Services NOT offered by the ACD:

-Wildlife trapping and removal

-Microchipping, vaccinating, nail trimming, grooming, or other veterinarian or specialty services

-Rendering services/disposal of deceased animals


The ACD uses the Boone County Animal Control Ordinance (2018-02) and the Indiana State Criminal Code (Title 35, Article 46) for enforcement purposes.


The ACD is currently staffed by one full-time employee, Deputy Fisher. Deputy Fisher works 40 hours a week but will periodically respond to animal complaints at the request of other Deputies or Officers if the situation calls for an immediate response. There are plans to hire one or two part-time employees to offer more consistent coverage throughout the week.


There are several ways in which you can contact the ACD:


-Facebook: Boone County Indiana Sheriff’s Animal Control Division

-Phone: 765-482-1412, Option 8 for Dispatch, Request to leave a message for the ACD


Hannah Fisher

Animal Control Deputy

1905 Indianapolis Ave

Lebanon, IN 46052

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 

8am - 4pm