Craig Animal Shelter

The Humane Society of Moffat County and the Craig Animal Shelter are separate entities. The HSMC was formed to provide assistance to the animals of the Craig Animal Shelter.

Craig Animal Shelter is located at

2430 East Victory Way, Craig, Colorado. (970)-824-5964.

Shelter hours are:

Mon-Thursday 8:00am – 5:00pm

Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday 8:00am – 11:30am

ADOPTIONS

The adoption fee for dogs and cats is $115.00 which includes the spay/neuter surgery and vaccinations. All dogs and cats must be spayed or neutered before they are allowed to leave the shelter. So if you are adopting from out of the area this could cause a delay in you being able to take the animal home. If you are coming from out of the area we recommend calling the shelter first and let them know the animal that you are interested in, when you are arriving to meet the animal, and ask if it has already been spayed or neutered.

There is a short application to fill out.

There are kennels on the premises for meet and greets with your current dog.

If you rent your home or live in an apartment then you will need to bring a letter from your landlord stating that it is okay for you to have a pet where you live and the size of pet that is allowed.

TO RELINQUISH AN ANIMAL

If you decide you can no longer care for your pet the Craig Animal Shelter will take it, provided there is room in the facility. There is a $100 relinquish fee. The animal must be current on vaccinations and if it isn't then you will be responsible for the price of the vaccinations as well as the relinquish fee. You will surrender ownership of your pet and it then belongs to the Craig Animal Shelter. Unfortunately there is no guarantee that your pet will be adopted and it is possible that it might be euthanized. However, one of the missions of the Humane Society of Moffat County is to help animals get adopted, even if it means transferring the animal to a network shelter in Colorado.

When you relinquish your pet please provide the shelter with as much information as possible about your pet such as medical history, personality traits, daily routines, or any characteristics that will help a potential new home (or shelter) decide if your pet will fit into their household. Does your pet get along with children? How about other dogs or cats? This is important information that people want to know before adopting an animal and if you don't provide it they may overlook your pet. So please, help us to help your pet find the perfect new home by giving us as much information about your pet as you can.

If it is possible for you to keep your dog or cat while looking for it a new home, the HSMC can do a courtesy listing on the petfinder.com website with photos and video. Click on the 'contact us' tab and send us an email.

We also recommend looking for breed specific rescues if your pet is a pure breed. Here are a couple of resources:

http://www.akc.org/breeds/rescue.cfm

http://purebredcatbreedrescue.org/

If you are having problems with your dog's behavior there are dog trainers in Craig that can help you correct the problems and hopefully keep your dog with the people that he/she knows and loves best – that's YOU!

Canines Unlimited Training - (970)-824-7986 http://www.caninesunlimitedtraining.com/

Total Teamwork Training – (970)-629-1507 http://www.totalteamworktraining.com/

LOST A PET?

If you have LOST your pet the first thing to do is to visit the Craig Animal Shelter and see if your pet is there. Remember, it is not possible to accurately identify a pet over the telephone. The only way to reliably identify a pet is "in person," so visit the shelter often! The policy on animals brought in to the shelter is to hold them for 3 days if they are not wearing a collar and 5 days if they are wearing a collar, if the animal hasn't been claimed then it becomes available for adoption or possibly transferred to another shelter in Colorado. Don't give up looking! Sometimes an animal doesn't show up at the shelter for a month or more after disappearing.

Next, call Animal Control and your local veterinary offices with a detailed description of your pet, where and when it was lost, and how you can be reached. Then, as soon as possible, take them flyers with your lost pet's photo on it and your contact information.

Animal Control – (970)824-8111

Craig veterinary hospital – (970)-824-9629

Craig Animal Shelter/Bear Creek Animal Hospital – (970)-824-5964

Click on the 'contact us' tab and send us an email, we will post your lost pet on our lost and found page.

You can also call in a lost dog report to Swap Shop on KRAI Mon-Sat morning at 9am – (970)-826-0550

Make lost pet posters. Include a picture, description, and information on how to get in touch with you. Post them at public places.

Check with your friends and neighbors. Make 3" x 5" file cards with the appropriate information and distribute them in your neighborhood.

Place a paid classified ad in the Craig Daily Press by calling (970)-879-1502.

FOUND A PET?

If you have FOUND an animal first see if it is wearing a collar with a tag that has owner information on it and contact the owner. If it doesn't have a tag you can take the animal to the Craig Animal Shelter located at 2430 East Victory Way, or you can call Animal Control to pick up the animal 824-8111.

If it is possible for you to house the animal until the owner can be found we recommend calling Animal Control, the local veterinary offices and the Craig Animal Shelter and give them a detailed description of the animal you found and how you can be reached.

Click on the 'contact us' tab and send us an email, we will post the animal you found on our lost and found page.

If possible listen to the KRAI radio station's swap shop every Monday-Saturday morning at 9:00am on radio frequency 550AM.

Should you choose to keep the animal while searching for its owner, make found pet posters. Include a picture, description, and information on how to get in touch with you and post them at public places.

The Craig Daily Press will post a free classified ad for FOUND pets (not LOST pets). Call (970)-879-1502 or email the classified ad to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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