Marion County Humane Society

Our mission is to humanely care for homeless pets, return them to their current owners, or adopt them to new loving homes. In addition we will educate the public about responsible pet ownership and the importance of spaying and neutering their pets. MCHS was founded in November 1986 by a group of caring volunteers. After an agreement was made with the city, they began operating out of the former city dog pound. Through the years they have returned lost pets to their owners, added on to the old facility, educated the public of the importance of spaying and neutering and seen a major decline in the number of abandoned pets come into the shelter. The volunteers have placed over 5000 unwanted dogs and cats from the Knoxville and surrounding areas. In October 2000 the volunteers made a decision to close the MCHS because the facility had detireoted beyond repair. In June 2008 after raising over $230,000.00 the Marion County Humane Society opened the doors of their new facility.

Available Pets

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All Dogs All Cats

Adoption Process

To adopt one of our shelter animals, an approved adoption application is required. All of our adoption fees include spay/neuter, first set of vaccinations, deworming, rabies vaccination, and microchip. Our adoption fees are: Dogs: $95 Senior Dogs (6 and over): $85 Cats and Kittens: $50

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Please note: After submitting an adoption application, we recommend that you follow-up with the shelter to ensure they have received your adoption application from Petango. The shelter’s contact information can be found in the left hand column. Thank you.

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Marion County Humane Society

Contact Information

1701 E Pleasant Street KNOXVILLE, IA, 50138

(641) 828-7387



Working Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: Closed
Tues: 12pm - 7pm
Wed: Closed
Thu: 11am - 4pm
Fri: 11am - 4pm
Sat: 10am - 4pm


Adoptable Pets


Available Services

Owner Surrender