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Animal Control

The Taney County Health Department assumed operations of Animal Control services for Taney County in August 2009. The Department operates the Animal Shelter located at 255 Critter Trail, in Hollister, Missouri with a six member staff of Animal Control Officers (ACO) and kennel technicians.

The ACO’s enforce all animal ordinances, respond and investigate complaints, and patrol unincorporated areas in Taney County and the city of Branson.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide quality animal care and control services which protect the public and provide for animal safety with education, sheltering, and pet placement while having compassion toward all animals.    

After Hours Emergency Contact

In the event of an animal emergency, that occurs after normal operating hours, please call 1-888-632-3602 or your local law enforcement department.

Animal Control Ordinances

Taney County &City of Branson Ordinances and State statutes

Lost/Found Animals and Animal Adoption

The Taney County Animal Shelter maintains a site on Pet Point that displays all animals that are currently available to the public. The site includes pictures of animals that have strayed from their owner as well as owner surrendered and those available for adoption.  Or, visit Hometown Radio, Pet Connection tab to view animals at the Shelter.

If your animal is not pictured, call or visit the shelter during hours of operation. 

The Taney County Animal Shelter is open to the public Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.


  • Redemption fees

    A redemption fee is charged for any animal that has been picked up by an ACO.  The owner is required to pay a fee to reclaim the animal.  The fee varies, based on the jurisdiction that the animal was found and in some jurisdictions, the fee is paid at their location prior to claiming the animal at the Animal Shelter. For more information, contact the Animal Shelter.

  • Owner Surrender Fees

    Should circumstances require an owner to surrender an animal to the Animal Shelter, a $40.00 fee is charged for each animal surrendered.  Litters of kittens or puppies surrendered are charged $10.00 per animal.  For more information, contact the Animal Shelter.

  • Adoption Fees

Adult dogs- $85 (includes spay/neuter, one round of vaccinations including rabies, heartworm test and microchipping)

Puppies- $85 (includes spay/neuter, one round of vaccinations including rabies and microchipping)

Adult cats & kittens- $75 (includes spay/neuter, one round of vaccinations including rabies and microchipping)

Help give an animal a second chance at a permanent home by making a donation.

Donations of cat/kitty & dog/puppy food are always greatly appreciated.

Wildlife in City of Branson

This information is being revised and will be updated soon. For more information call 417-332-0172.


Animal Control Officers inspect attractions or events involving animals to ensure the events operate within the required federal, state, and local guidelines.  Health permits are required for all animal attractions, whether permanent or temporary. For more information, please call (417) 332-0172.

Animal Bites

Animal Control Officers investigate all animal bites that occur in Taney County. Please contact
(417) 332-0172 or the afterhour's emergency number at 1-888-632-3602 to report an animal bite.

Partner With

National Animal Control Association (NACA)
Missouri Animal Control Association (MACA)
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
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Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC)
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Mickey Gilley Theatre
joplin humane society
Joplin Humane Society
Humane Society of Greene County
Humane Society of Greene County
MO Humane Society
Humane Society of Missouri






Copyright © 2008-2011 Taney County Health Department. TCHD is an equal opportunity employer.  Site Map
East Office:      15479 State Highway 160, Forsyth, MO 65653   Phone: 417-546-4725 or 1-888-707-4725        Fax: 417-546-4727
West Office:               320 Rinehart Road, Branson, MO 65616    Phone: 417-334-4544 or 1-888-294-9530        Fax: 417-335-5727

Animal Control Center: 255 Critter Trail, Hollister, MO 65672    Phone: 417-332-0172 Fax: 417-332-2672        Fax: 417-332-2672