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About Us

The Sturgis/Meade County Animal Shelter is financed by the City of Sturgis and is operated as a division of the Sturgis Police Department. The Police Department has a full-time Animal Control Officer (ACO), Chris Oliver, who is assigned to enforce animal laws. 

The Sturgis Animal Shelter has a full-time Shelter Technician, Pam Nash, who is responsible for the Shelter operations, including adoptions and the care and welfare of the animals in our shelter.

Lost Pet?
If you have lost your pet, please contact us and file a lost animal report with local law enforcement to alert officers and deputies that you are missing a loved one. This includes Meade County and Butte County dogs.

Sturgis Animal Shelter

1140 Otter Rd.
Sturgis, SD 57785

Ph: (605) 347-8310
After Hours: (605) 347-2573

Tues.-Sat 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sun-Mon By appointment only.

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Please make sure your animal has current ID tags so if it ends up at the shelter we can call you. The City of Sturgis and Meade County require all animals to be vaccinated against rabies.

We have a number of cats and dogs up for adoption; they are very nice animals and need good homes. We pride ourselves in offering healthy, happy pets at the Sturgis Animal Shelter.  Please stop by our facility or call if you are interested in seeing available pets. 

Wild Critters

Did you know that Sturgis plays host to a huge variety of wild animals, including woodchucks, prairie dogs, squirrels, rabbits, deer, porcupines, badgers, raccoons, skunks, and all sorts of other animals?  Most wild animals will leave an area as soon as they realize they are sharing it with a human, so if you are witness to a wild critter in your back yard, don't confront it, just wait and it will go away. If you see a mountain lion in your yard, call law enforcement immediately!

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Live Traps
We would like to inform everyone that we do not live trap any animals in the winter months.
City of Sturgis, 1040 2nd Street, Sturgis, SD • Ph: (605) 347-4422 • Fx: (605) 347-4861