Animal Services

Animal Shelter Update 11-23Animal Services provides both animal control and animal sheltering functions for the City of Montrose.

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

Note: During the Covid-19 pandemic, adoptions, reclaims, relinquishment, and intake of stray animals are appointment only.

Adoption hours: Monday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Animals will be available to view only during these hours. 

Reclaim hours: Monday thru Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Owner relinquishments are taken by appointment only, please call the Animal Shelter to schedule an appointment.

Closed on Sundays and holidays

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

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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. 

The city sponsors spay and neuter clinics that are advertised well in advance. Call the Animal Shelter for more information or go to our Facebook page for information and links to sign up for the clinics.

The fee for adopting pets from the Animal Shelter includes spay/neuter and vaccination.

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