Stray Pets

About Us

ABOUT US

Jessamine County Animal Care and Control

We, Jessamine County Animal Care & Control (JCACC), are a group of motivated individuals who strive to serve the public and our local government. We are a public department established by the Jessamine County Fiscal Court in accordance with the Kentucky Revised Statutes. Our staff ranges from certified veterinarian technicians to experienced animal control officers and doesn't stop there; we have a plethora of passionate volunteers and rescue groups working fervently with us to assure that only the best quality service is provided to the animals and people of Jessamine County.

Our mission is to provide services that safeguard the health of the Jessamine County residents, no matter if they are two-legged or four-legged. We humanely house and care for the animals in our charge and make efforts to protect the animals who are not from abuse and neglect. We outreach to the community to inform citizens on responsible ownership and ask that the public report cruelty or stray animals so that we may respond. We also adopt out the many cats and dogs we rescue, so check out our adoption page for available animals if you're looking for a new furry family member!

We rely heavily on the support of the local community to keep all of our animals happy and healthy until they can be adopted. Donations allow us to vaccinate, spay or neuter, feed, socialize, train, and otherwise provide for our animals and their well-being while they are in our charge. Support can be shown in many ways, from good donations to monetary support. For more information on how to support our shelter, from specifics on what items may be donated to or how to sign up to volunteer with the animals, check out the links below.

Our Goals and

Objectives

  • to provide services which aid in containing free-roaming animals in order to prevent human injuries and the spread of zoonotic diseases.
  • to provide services which help prevent animals from becoming nuisances to the community or a burden to its citizens.
  • to provide a physical facility which will house lost, unwanted and neglected animals in a humane manner.
  • to provide health care services to those animals housed to prevent suffering.
  • to provide comprehensive and responsible adoption counseling and services.
  • to provide unwanted, sick or injured animals with humane euthanasia, according them dignity and respect during that act.
  • to strive to improve performance through education and dedication to our mission.
  • to supply the Fiscal Court with accurate information upon which to base decisions for service level and expansion.
  • to create public information and education programs which will assist the members of this community in becoming more responsible pet owners.
MEET THE TEAM

Our Staff

Director Tim Brown

Director Tim Brown

My name is Timothy Brown, I was born and raised in Lexington, KY. While attending middle and high school I was heavily involved in my community, by being a member of the Lexington Police
Department’s Explorer Program. This program involved youth between the ages of 14 to 21, who were interested in law enforcement.

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Humane Officer Hamm

Humane Officer Hamm

Rachel has been aiding our local community as a Jessamine County employee for over six years. After entering the field of law enforcement when starting in the Sheriff's Office, she recently made the move to join our team in order to become our newest Animal Control Officer.

Humane Officer Hall

Humane Officer Hall

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Humane Officer Davenport

Humane Officer Davenport

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Jessy Couch

Jessy Couch

Jessy started as a Shelter Technician and Rescue Coordinator in August 2014 and is now one of our vet technicians. She has been working with animals since 2009. She is knowledgeable in animal behavior and helps ready cats and dogs for adoption.

Marcie Pendleberry

Marcie Pendleberry

Head Shelter Technician since May 2014, Marcy is well-versed in medical practices and is very passionate about bringing all ill animals to health so that they may be adopted. There is no case too challenging or too gross for Marcy to handle.

Tabitha Vergara

Tabitha Vergara

With a background in both medical and animal fields Tabitha has made a great addition to the JCACC Team. Her knowledge of animal behavior has proven invaluable in both day-to-day shelter activities as well as the all-important goal of matching the right animals with the right adopters.

Amanda Sturgill

Amanda Sturgill

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Makayla Wall

Makayla Wall

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Jessica Doolin

Jessica Doolin

Jessica initially joined our team in July of 2020; despite being an Environmental Studies student at UK she is passionate enough to have made the move from part- to full-time employee here at the shelter.