Chelsea Bailey Animal Shelter



June 30, 2021

Here are a few tips from Butte Silver Bow Animal Services to keep your pets safe during the Heat Advisory:

Please limit your pet’s outdoor time during extreme weather conditions. Always provide plenty of fresh cool water to stay hydrated and shaded areas for your pet to keep cool. A cooling pad can also help them cool down. If you’re dog loves water, consider providing a kiddie pool for them to soak in. If there is a heat advisory, it’s best to keep your pets indoors in the air condition! Never leave animals unattended in a vehicle. Temperatures rise quickly leaving them trapped and unable to escape the heat. On very hot days, limit exercise to early morning or evening hours, and be especially careful with pets with white-colored ears, who are more susceptible to skin cancer, and short-nosed pets, who typically have difficulty breathing. Asphalt gets very hot and can burn your pet's paws, so walk your dog on the grass if possible. Always carry water with you to keep your dog from dehydrating.

We recommend keeping pets indoors as much as possible. Especially during hot summer days and during any extreme weather conditions. Remember, some pets are more prone to heatstroke and dehydration such as younger pets, seniors, pets with thick coats, short-nosed breeds, animals with heart issues and other medical conditions. If you’re outside with your dog, keep an eye on them!

For more information you can contact Animal Services at 497-6525 or the Parks Department at  497-6565

The B-SB Animal Services Department is pleased to announce that Butte-Silver Bow's Rabies vaccination ordinance (6.04.170). Effective September 4, 2019 has amended the ordinance and will recognize the rabies vaccinations using the following criteria:

1. The first antirabies vaccine shall be administered when the dog or cat is 12 weeks of age;

2. All subsequent antirabies vaccinations should be administered every thirty-six months for the life of the animal;

3. Animals who have never received an antirabies vaccination or animals who have no documented history of receiving an antirabies vaccination should have anirabies administered immediately; and a second antirabies vaccines administered at twelve months thereafter; and subsequent antirabies vaccinations every thirty-six months for the life of the animal. 

If you have any questions about your pets vaccination records please consult your veterinarian. 


The Chelsea Bailey Butte-Silver Bow Animal Shelter is a non-profit, county-supported facility. We are primarily open for adoptions, education and Animal Control pick-ups. We are taking owner surrenders on a case-by-case basis. Please call ahead before bringing in animals as space is limited.

We are here to educate the public about the importance of spaying and neutering, proper animal care and the responsibility of pet ownership.

Thank you from our Shelter Staff and all our wonderful animals!

Headframe big check

We were blown away by the generosity of Headframe Spirits, Butte’s Ace Hardware & the amazing people that donated to our Shelter! Thank you does not seem big enough to express our gratitude! We are blessed to live in such a great community!



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