Now that the weather is warmer, we are seeing an influx of stray animals coming to the shelter. We would like to remind everyone to call us ASAP after you discover that your pet has gone missing at 406/222-2111. Photos on our Facebook page or emailed to us at email@example.com are very helpful as people describe animals differently.
Don’t assume that your pet has not lost their collar and wait for us to call you. Even if we have seen your pet before, please call us. After five days in our custody, the animal becomes ours and is evaluated for adoption. All adoptions are final and we will not ask the adopters to return your pet.
Be aware that injured animals may be offsite at a veterinary clinic or the finder may have offered to foster them until an owner is located- when you call us, we can put you in touch with those parties.
When reclaiming an animal, be aware that there are fees and that these are set by the city or county and are not under our control.
Please put identification on your pets (dogs AND cats) and make sure that your microchip contact information is current. We have no way of reaching out to people without this information. Id tags on pets often lead to reunions without the animal having to come to the shelter, as the finder can just call you directly.
Have a fun and safe summer!