Animal & Pet Services
The St. Charles County Division of Humane Services is responsible for enforcing the St. Charles County Animal Control Ordinance. This ordinance assists and protects the residents of St. Charles County’s unincorporated areas and contracting municipalities from nuisance or dangerous dogs and cats.
Lost and stray dogs and cats picked up in unincorporated St. Charles County, and most municipalities, are kenneled at the County Pet Adoption Center.
The St. Charles County Pet Adoption Center opened in November 1999 as the home to the Division of Humane Services. The 15,000-square foot facility provides space for a kennel housing dogs, cats, and other adoptable pets; a veterinary clinic to assist lost pets and stray animals; and administrative offices.