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A maximum of two dogs and two cats are allowed per residence, per Section 6-2-3 of the City of Montrose Municipal Code.
Yes. Animal Control Regulations (Chapter 6-2, City of Montrose Municipal Code) prohibit several nuisance animal behaviors, including continuously barking or screeching animals. While the city’s animal control officer ((970) 249-9110) can provide assistance, it is usually best to try to resolve the matter with the animal’s owner before contacting the city.
No. Dogs are required to display current and legible owner contact information. Acceptable identification is defined as:
1. Identification tag
2. A registered microchip
3. Rabies vaccine tag
See the city’s Animal Control Regulations for additional details.
Yes. The city’s Animal Control Regulations (Chapter 6-2, City of Montrose Municipal Code) require that pet owners keep their animals on a leash, cord, chain, or other restraining device that is no more than six feet in length at all times when not on their own property. While off his or her property or premises, an animal’s owner or custodian is not permitted to control the animal only by use of verbal command or electronic collar. This also applies to all public parks, open spaces, and trail areas with the exception of the designated off-leash areas within the city's dog parks.
Yes. Animal Control Regulations (Chapter 6-2, City of Montrose Municipal Code) require that all pet animals be contained or under control by a leash.
Yes, this is a legal means of containing a dog. However, it should be a last resort and only a temporary solution. We respond to many calls of these dogs tangled and unable to access food, water, or shelter.
Animal owners are required to provide adequate food, water, shelter, and veterinary care for their animals. If you are concerned for the welfare of an animal within the city limits of Montrose, please call Montrose Police Department Animal Services at 970-249-9110.
No. Spay and neuter services are available from local veterinarians. Occasionally, the city sponsors spay and neuter clinics that are advertised well in advance. The Montrose Animal Protection Agency (MAPA) offers vouchers through local veterinarians to assist with the cost of spaying/neutering. Please contact your family veterinarian to ask about this service. The fee for adopting pets from the Animal Shelter includes spay/neuter and vaccination. Call the Animal Shelter at 240-1487 for more information.
For detailed fee information, please view Chapter 3-1 of the City Regulations Manual.
The Animal Shelter is required to keep animals for three to five days. Nine days is the average length of stay.
We have been a "No-Kill" or "Adoption-Only" facility for several years and it is our goal to continue as such. The shelter makes every effort to find homes for pets through adoptions, transfers, foster care, and reclaims.