Phone number:  866-597-2424

for more information go to the Petwatch Web site

LOST/FOUND – If you have lost or found an animal, call the Barren River Animal Shelter immediately (270-651-7297). Bringing a picture of your lost pet to the shelter is particularly helpful. Every year we reunite over 200 lost animals with their families.

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OBEDIENCE CLASSES – BRAWA provides space for training classes for your dog. These classes are generally once a week for six or eight weeks. Call Carol’s Pet Grooming for more details at 270-629-2140.

PETS WANTED – If you are searching for a particular type of dog or cat for your family and you don’t see it when you visit the shelter, ask the staff to put your information in the ‘Pets Wanted Book’. That way when an animal fitting that description comes in, we can contact you immediately.

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TRAP LOAN – The shelter has a limited number of humane traps available to loan to Barren County residents. These can be used to catch stray or feral cats so that you can bring them to the shelter. A deposit of $50 in the form of cash or check will be held until the trap is returned to BRAWA.

PET SUPPLIES – Tails R Us located in the shelter lobby has quality pet leashes by Premium TuffLock & Lupine, toys, crates, brushes and more. Every purchase benefits the shelter animals directly.

DOG LICENSING – Barren County dog owners can purchase their Barren County dog license at the shelter during regular hours of operation. The license serves as a means of identification that could be your dog’s ticket home, and all the proceeds of the license go to the Spay/Neuter Assistance Program. Cost is $5 for altered pets and $10 for unaltered pets.