Animal Control

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Oceana County Animal Shelter
Shelby, MI
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The Oceana County Animal Control Department is under the supervision of the County Administrator’s office. Our responsibilities include dealing with cases of animal cruelty, animal abandonment, and animals running at large.

Lost Pets

Please call us if you have lost your pet or have found a stray pet in the area. We keep a list of lost-and-found pets in order that we may help reunite lost pets with their owners. Although your pet may not be at our animal shelter, chances are good that someone has notified us of your lost pet and is keeping it safe and comfortable until the owner is found.

Adopting a Friend

We would love for you to visit, meet our animals ready for adoption, and even to take them for a little walk.

Our adoption fees are:

Dogs and Puppies:

The adoption fee for dogs and puppies that are not neutered or spayed is $95.00,  which includes a $50.00  certificate to go towards the spay/neutering  and a $10.00 certificate towards a rabies vaccine.

For dogs and puppies that are already spayed/neutered it is a $50.00 adoption fee, which includes a $10.00 certificate towards the rabies vaccine.

Cats and Kittens:

The adoption fee for cats and kittens that are not spayed or neutered is  $60.00, which includes a $25.00 certificates towards the spay/neuter  and a $10.00 certificate towards a rabies vaccine.

For cats and kittens  that are already spayed and/or neutered it is a $25.00 adoption fee, which includes a $10.00 certificate towards a rabies vaccine.

The law requires that all dogs and cats adopted from a shelter be spayed or neutered.

Please remember also that all dogs must be licensed and be vaccinated for rabies. Click Here for Dog License Information.

How You Can Help

Volunteers from the community are welcome and encouraged to assist at the shelter after receiving some basic instruction in animal care and handling. We are always looking for volunteers to help.

Come Visit Us!

We are open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to noon, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., except holidays. We are happy to schedule appointments at other times for you to see the animals we have available.

If we are not available when you call, please leave a brief message with your name and number and we will be happy to return your call.

The animal shelter is located on Baseline Road, between Hart and Shelby, about one mile east of Oceana Drive, on the south side of the road by the airport.