Gibson County Animal Services (G.C.A.S.), a non-profit organization, was established on July 18, 1996. Our facility serves as a temporary home for thousands of stray, injured, or abandoned animals each year. G.C.A.S is officially a Limited Kill facility as of January, 2011.
G.C.A.S. is on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to handle all types of animal-related concerns in Gibson County. Our responsibilities include stray animal pick-ups, animal turn-ins by their owners, investigation of animal abuse complaints, animal bite quarantines including rabies testing, and all animal rescues.
Our office is currently staffed by an executive director, one animal welfare officer, an office manager, and three kennel assistants. It is with their help and the generous donations of the entire community that much has been accomplished since our meager beginnings.
Gibson County Animal Services is partially funded by the county on a contract basis for the basic running of the shelter. However, we rely heavily on donations to cover all medical bills, vaccines, medications, lab work, animal food and supplies, equipment, and anything else directly related to the care and well-being of the animals. Please check out the Get Involved section to find out how you can contribute.
The shelter is a host facility for students from the Wood Memorial High School Health Occupations class. The students get hands-on experience learning about veterinary care, as well as learning the responsibilities that go along with owning and caring for animals. The students are placed at the shelter for three hours a day for the semester and are graded on their work.