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About Us

Pam Nash
Animal Control Officer (ACO)

Katryn Chaplin
Shelter Technician

1140 Otter Road
Sturgis, SD  57785

Ph: (605)347-8310
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.

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.

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.

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.  Learn More

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!

Springtime means bird nests and baby animals such as rabbits.  If you find baby animals of any sort, leave them alone!

View Animal Ordinances

Extreme weather effects our pets too!  If you're too hot or cold, so are they.   

When the weather turns cold, bring them inside and NEVER leave your pet in the car on a hot day, even when the windows are rolled down. 

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contact us
City of Sturgis,1040 Harley-Davidson Way, Sturgis, SD, 57785 • Ph: (605) 347-4422 • 

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