Animal & Pet Services


Perhaps you already have a furry (or feathered, or scaly!) family member, or maybe you’re looking to add your first animal companion to the family. Our service area is home to several charities and organizations that work to provide homes for needy cats, dogs, and more; they may also be able to assist with expenses such as spaying and neutering, vaccines, and so on. Each is linked below for your convenience.

Sadly, while a bookshelf cat is not one of the many services we can offer at your Rowan County Public Library, we do have a number of library pets! We also welcome assistance animals, and our catalog holds plenty of material for first-time and long-time pet owners, alike. Be sure to check out our books on the Bluegrass country’s rich equine traditions, including our own beginnings with the pack horse librarians of Kentucky and Appalachia!


Animal & Pet Resources

Cat’s Meow Feline Fosters
Saving the Animals of Rowan (STAR)
Tri-County Animal Shelter