Friday, April 3, 2020

Animal Services functions and practices during COVID-19


Mesa County Animal Services (MCAS) staff continue to provide critical services to Mesa County residents and the animals in our community. Shelter and community enforcement operations proceed while we abide by guidelines set forth to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Due to COVID-19 guidelines, MCAS is asking residents to only come to the shelter for essential business or animal-related emergencies. Only one family member is allowed to attend.

Due to travel restrictions, out-of-county or out-of-state animal adoptions are suspended until further notice. Local adoptions will be done by appointment only.

Field officers will only be responding to emergency situations that include agency assistance requests, animal bites, reports of aggressive animals, certain animal welfare checks, and certain injured animals.

MCAS has worked hard in the past two weeks to transfer or adopt as many animals as possible to have kennel space available during the pandemic crisis.

Please help us keep our staff safe and healthy so they can continue to provide critical services to our community and to our shelter animals.

MCAS staff is available both by phone 970-242-4646 and by email AC.dispatch@mesacounty.us each day during the hours listed below. Additionally, our website (www.mesacounty.us/animal services) can be beneficial before your call for frequently asked questions.

Customer Service Hours for Phone and Email Communication:
Monday - Friday - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Shelter Hours (Essential and Emergency Business Only):
Monday - Friday - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Agency assists for Emergencies with Law Enforcement:
24 hours


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