Is there an animal shelter in town?
The Joplin Humane Society is the local animal shelter. Please call the Joplin Humane Society at (417) 623-3642 (Monday through Friday 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.) for more information. All animals picked up by Joplin Animal Control are taken to the Joplin Humane Society.

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1. What should I do if I get an animal bite?
2. How can I contact animal control?
3. Where can I get a dog or cat license?
4. What laws does the city have regarding dogs?
5. Are there regulations on stray dogs and rabies control?
6. Is there an animal shelter in town?
7. Where can I learn about animal ownership and care?