Animal Services

Animal Services provides both animal control and animal sheltering functions for the City of Montrose.


The Animal Shelter is open seven days a week, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Adoption hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Animal Control

Animal control enforces city ordinances relating to animals. These ordinances prevent or minimize nuisances caused by the improper or irresponsible care of animals.

Animal control officers are certified by the State of Colorado Animal Control Association. They provide humane care to all animals, birds, and reptiles at large.

Animal control regulations are found in Chapter 6-2 of the City of Montrose Municipal Code. 

Spay & Neuter Services

Spay and neuter services are available from local veterinarians. The Montrose Animal Protection Agency (MAPA) offers vouchers through local veterinarians to assist with the cost of spaying/neutering. Please contact a veterinarian to ask about this service. 

Occasionally, the city sponsors spay and neuter clinics that are advertised well in advance. The fee for adopting pets from the Animal Shelter includes spay/neuter and vaccination.
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