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The Animal Control Board was established to review animal control program policies to ensure consistency with all pertinent City ordinances, to approve or deny requests for multiple dog permits, and to perform other duties as described in the interlocal agreement between the City and the County on cooperative animal control.

Animal Control policies shall be reviewed by an Animal Control Board to ensure consistency with all City ordinances and County resolutions pertaining to animal control.

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Board Information

The Animal Control Board, representing a broad array of technical experts, business and industry professionals and citizens-at-large, is charged with providing consultation to the Missoula City-County Animal Control for the purpose of reviewing animal control program policies to ensure consistency with all pertinent city and county ordinances, to approve or deny requests for multiple dog permits, and to perform other duties as described in the inter-local agreement between the city and county on cooperative animal control.

Agendas and Minutes:

Current agendas and minutes are available on the Missoula County website

Minutes prior to December 2017 are Archived

Shelter Hours of Operation (6700 Butler Creek Rd):  

Monday - Friday 12:00 - 5:30 PM

Saturday 12:00 - 4:00 PM

Sunday Closed

Meetings are held the first Wednesday of February, May, August and November from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. Please contact Animal Control directly for meeting location or virtual capabilities if needed.

2 members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners

2 members appointed by the City Council

1 member must be a licensed veterinarian

 

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Qualifications include being a resident of the City of Missoula and one member must be a licensed veterinarian.

Health Department - Holli Hargrove, Animal Control Manager. The main shelter number is 406-541-7387.
The Board of County Commissioners appoints two members and the City Council appoints two members. These four members appoint one member who must be a licensed veterinarian.
Public Safety, Health and Operations

Missoula Municipal Code (MMC) Title 6, Interlocal Agreement #113 between the City of Missoula and Missoula County

Name Position Term Start Term End Status Appointed By
., Vacancy Licensed Veterinarian 03 Jan 2023 03 Jan 2025 Active
City Council, Vacancy Regular Member 01 Jan 2023 31 Dec 2024 Active
Gontarek-Garberson, W. Lynn Vice Chair 01 Jan 2023 31 Dec 2024 Active Board of County Commissioners
Sonsalla, Mary Regular Member 01 Jan 2023 31 Dec 2024 Active City Council
Vinton, Paige Regular Member 01 Jan 2022 31 Dec 2023 Expired Board of County Commissioners