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The Animal Control and Animal Shelter Ordinance number 15-06 was adopted On May 19, 2015, and amended by Ordinance number 2017-17 which was adopted on October 3, 2017.

The following is the Adoption Fees section of the Ordinance.

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6.04.160 Adoption Fees

A. Dog—$100
B. Cat—$50
C. Rabbit—$25
D. Any animals other than those listed in Paragraphs A through C above, are subject to an adoption fee based on the type of animal and said fee will be determined by the Shelter Director, and/or the Shelter Director’s agent(s). (see also Animal Shelter Fee Schedule 6.08.010)

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Porter County Animal Control serves all of Porter County EXCEPT FOR THE CITY OF PORTAGE. All information contained in this section of the website is only applicable to the areas served by Porter County Animal Control. If you live in the City of Portage, you will need to contact them directly at (219) 763-1825, as they may have different policies and ordinances.