About Us

The Emmet County Animal Shelter is an all-volunteer organization of individuals dedicated to the adoption, protection and welfare of companion animals. The ECAS works to educate the general public on humane topics affecting both people in pets in NW Iowa and beyond.

The Emmet County Animal Shelter is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the humane care of homeless, neglected, unwanted and abused companion animals in and around Emmet County, IA.  We operate as a NO-KILL shelter and only euthanize when an animal’s temperament or health negatively impact their quality of life.

As we are all volunteers, please keep in mind that it may take us time to return your calls &/or email. Yet no worries, you’ll hear from us as customer service is a high priority for us and the pets in our care.


Kristi Henning emmetcountyanimalshelter@live.com

SHELTER PHONE:  712-209-1288

Mailing Address: Emmet County Animal Shelter – 1703 7th Avenue South – Estherville, IA 51334

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  • Contact Us

    Address: 1703 7th Avenue South
    Estherville IA 51334

    We'd love to hear from you!
    Call 712.209.1288 or e-mail us at emmetcountyanimalshelter@live.com.

    Send us HAPPY TAIL adoption stories, inquire about our adoptable pets or learn how you can lend a hand to paws!

    Please contact us to set up a meet-n-greet with one of our cuddly cats or dandy dogs!

    We will introduce the pet to you and your family and have you complete a brief questionnaire, to ensure the pet is a good match for you and your living arrangements.
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