Animal Shelter

Contact Info: 970.240.1450 

Animal Shelter email: sheltermail@cityofmontrose.org
Animal Control email: acmail@cityofmontrose.org 

Adjustments in Operations: 

The Animal Shelter is now open by appointment only and is continuing to follow COVID-19 safety precautions. Please call 970-240-1487 to schedule an appointment for an adoption, intake, relinquishment, or redemption.

Hours of operation: 

  • Adoptions - Monday through Saturday (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
  • Stray & Relinquishment Intakes - Monday through Friday (1 pm. to 4 p.m.) and Saturday (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.)
  • Redemptions - Monday through Friday (1 pm. to 4 p.m.) and Saturday (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.)

Animal adoptions, intakes, redemptions, and relinquishments are by appointment only:

  • Wear a mask during your appointment
  • Remain in your vehicle until we come out to meet with you
  • All transactions will take place outside

Animal control officers will only respond to high priority/emergency calls, which include law enforcement assistance, injured, sick or stray animals, cruelty and neglect complaints, bite complaints, and dangerous and aggressive dog complaints.

Until further notice, the following services will be altered:

  • Stray animals picked up and brought to the Animal Shelter by the public or pet owners who need to reclaim their animals need to call 970.240.1450 and a staff member will assist on a case-by-case basis.

Please be vigilant about keeping animals contained and do not bring animals into public places. 

Stray animals picked up and brought to the Animal Shelter by the public and pet owners needing to reclaim their animals need to call 970.240.1450 for staff member assistance.

Please do not pick up stray animals, if possible, during this closure due to the limited amount of dog kennel and cat cage space available at the Animal Shelter.

The City of Montrose Animal Shelter is working with neighboring animal welfare agencies to help each other deal with issues related to COVID-19. We are coordinating with 13 other neighboring agencies including Second Chance Humane in Ridgway, Delta Animal Control, and Mesa County Animal Services to help with issues as they arise. The coalition, Western Colorado Animal Resources (WeCARe), is a network of animal welfare agencies that have worked together for the past 12 years sharing resources, providing the best care, and finding quality homes for pets. The Animal Shelter is also following state and national animal care and control COVID-19 guidelines. The safety of our staff and the animals that we are caring for are our top priorities.

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