Animal Control Officer (ACO)
1140 Otter Road
After Hrs: (605)347-2573
M-F 10am to 6pm
Sat & Sun 8am to 4pm
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), Pam Nash, who is assigned to enforce animal laws.
The Sturgis Animal Shelter also has a full-time Shelter Technician, Katryn, who is responsible for the Shelter operations, including adoptions and the care and welfare of the animals in our shelter.
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.
If We Find Your Pet
We hold animals we find for five days. If the animal is not claimed by the end of the fifth day, he/she becomes the property of the shelter. If the animal is claimed, we charge $10 a day for boarding. All owners must, within five days, provide proof of current rabies vaccination and if they are not able to provide this proof, they will be cited for a violation of City Ordinance 32.03.01.
Attention Pet Owners!
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.