Animals - Impounded/Lost

To reclaim your animal please follow these steps. You may contact Jefferson County Animal Control at 304-728-3289 for more information or questions.

  1. Call or visit Animal Control.  
  2. Bring proof of ownership, such as current pictures, rabies vaccination records, veterinarian records, county tag information.
  3. The reclaiming fee is $50.00 and there is a $5.00 charge per day for boarding.  The department does not accept checks or credit cards, only cash or money orders.
  4. If a dog does not have a current county tag, the tag must be obtained from the Assessor's Office before retrieving the dog.