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Animal Control Shelter
800 Livingston Street
Bay City, Michigan 48708-6380

(989) 894-0679 Voice
(989) 895-4049 TDD/TY

When people think of who cares for abandoned or neglected animals, they think of Animal Control. However, this department provides many more services to the citizens of Bay County, especially when it comes to protecting the public's health. Animal Control investigates all reported animal bites, quarantines animals that have bitten humans and consults with veterinary, medical, and other professionals, when there is a possibility of any transmittable disease from animals to humans. The Animal Control Division enforces county ordinances and ensures that state laws are upheld. The department is also busy licensing dogs and cats, and  inspecting kennels.

Adoption Policy
Animal Control Fees
Animal License Fees
Animal Related Links
Contribution Form
Location, Hours, and Contact Information
Look At Me! (Shelter Animals)
Meet the Staff
Hours of Operation:  
The Shelter is open Monday through Friday from 10am - 6pm and Saturdays from 9am- 1pm, in an effort to accommodate citizens as best we can with available resources. We Accept only cash or check

We are Now on Facebook: - please "like" our page!

Please also visit some of our supporter's Facebook pages!
Human Society of Bay County, MI

Friends of The Bay County Animal Shelter

Shelter Angels Inc.

Animal Control Ordinances:
To access the complete set of Bay County Animal Control Ordinances through, click here. (There is no charge to use this service.)

Animal Surrender Form:
To animal owners we understand that there maybe a time when you have to give up ownership of your pet to the shelter. To help make the transition easier we now have a form that you can print and fill out to bring in with you when you have to give up ownership of your pet. This will help us make it a smoother and easier transition into finding a new home for your pet. Click here to access the form. Thank you for your cooperation.  



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