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Montcalm County Animal Control
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154 W. Quarterline St.
PO Box 368
Stanton, MI 48888
(989) 831-7355
Fax (989) 831-7410

NEW Hours of Operation:  Monday - Thursday 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday


The Mission for Montcalm County Animal Control is to enforce all state and federal laws as well as county ordinances, to operate a facility that houses and cares for stray and unwanted animals until returned to their owners, adopted or when necessary, humanely euthanized, as well as protect the citizens of our community and educate them in such areas as disease control and responsible pet ownership. 

Our department maintains general patrol of the entire county to pick up stray dogs, issue citations on loose and unlicensed dogs, capture and contain aggressive or dangerous dogs as well as investigate animal cruelty. The Entire department is staffed with 1 part-time Animal Control Officer and the full-time Animal Control Director. Occasionally, the office is unmanned if an emergency arises and both employees are needed. 

Montcalm County Animal Control also operates as a Michigan Department of Agriculture registered Animal Shelter for companion animals from all of Montcalm County. Several services are available to the community such as pet adoptions, microchip and vaccine clinics, educational seminars for schools and groups as well as many great volunteer opportunities.


2016 License Fees



1 yr unsexed $10.00

1 yr unsexed delinquent fee $20.00

3 yr unsexed $25.00

3 yr unsexed delinquent fee $35.00

1 yr sexed $20.00

1 yr sexed delinquent fee $40.00

3 yr sexed $40.00

3 yr sexed delinquent fee $60.00



Adoption Fees



MALES:       $155.00*

FEMALES:  $165.00*


This fee covers the spay/neuter fee, rabies vaccine, DHLPP and bordatella vaccines as well as the adoption fee, a dog license, microchipping and a heartworm test in dogs over 8 months.



MALES:       $140.00*

FEMALES:  $150.00*


This fee covers the spay/neuter fee and the adoption fee, feline leukemia test and feline lukemia vaccine, microchipping as well as the FRCP vaccine.


*In some cases the fees may be higher or lower depending on the individual animal's additional medical needs, for example, flea treatment or ear mite treatment.

Pet Adoption

Please follow the link below for pictures and information on pets that are currently available for adoption.

Licensing & Law Information

Dog licenses can no longer be purchased at the Animal Control Office; they are available from the Montcalm County Treasurer's Office located on the 2nd Floor of the County Administrative Building, 211 W. Main Street, Stanton.  Their office hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., closed from noon - 1:00 p.m.  Their phone number is 989-831-7334.

Animal Shelter Volunteer Program
Please follow the link below for a brochure that explains Animal Shelter Volunteer Policy and a Volunteer Application Form.
This page last updated on 10/12/2016.