Animal Control & Shelter

Responsibilities & Services

Story County Animal Control is charged with care and management animal issues within rural areas of Story County and areas that are in contract with Story County for their animal control needs. These services include, but are not limited to: 

  • Enforcing ordinances regarding the treatment and control of animals in our jurisdiction such as stray animal pick-ups and animal welfare checks.
  • Investigation and management of animal complaints, animal bite reports.
  • Limited wildlife management

We also provide housing, care and adoption for the animals in our custody. The team at the Story County Animal Shelter are a dedicated group of individuals with a common goal of providing a public service and protections of animals within the county and within our care. 

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Animal Shelter Statistics 

2023 At-A-Glance 


  1. There are no alerts at this time.

Story County Animal Shelter

The Story County Animal Shelter is located just outside Nevada on Lincoln Highway at 975 W Lincoln Highway.

Public Hours

Monday noon to 4pm
Tuesday 11am to 4pm
Wednesday 11am to 4pm
Thursday 11am to 4pm
Friday 11am to 4pm
Saturday & Sunday closed
**Closed on Holidays***