Chelsea Bailey Animal Shelter

ANIMAL SERVICES NEWS
DOG KENNEL REMODEL 

THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 30, 2023 THE ANIMAL SHELTER WILL CLOSE THE DOG KENNEL ROOM TO START CONSTRUCTION.  CONSTRUCTION WILL TAKE APPROXIMATELY 90 DAYS & ONCE FINISHED WE WILL HAVE 20 NEW DOG KENNELS, 6 KENNELS IN A SEPERATE QUARANTINE AREA, GROOMING/BATHING ROOM, UPDATED LIGHTING, ELECTRICAL, DOORS, SOUND PROOFING, PAINT, FLOORING ETC. 

DURING CONSTRUCTION THE ANIMAL SHELTER WILL BE VERY LIMITED ON THE NUMBER OF STRAYS DOGS WE CAN HOUSE- THEREFORE, IF YOU FIND A DOG PLEASE DO NOT PICK IT UP AND BRING IT TO THE SHELTER- DO NOT PICK UP A STRAY DOG IF YOU CANNOT HOLD ON TO IT UNTIL AN OWNER IS FOUND. YOU CAN CALL US IF THE ANIMAL IS WEARING A COUNTY LICENSE & WE WILL HELP YOU FIND THE OWNER, YOU CAN ALSO SEND US A PICTURE IN CASE WE HAVE A LOST DOG REPORT, WE CAN EVEN HELP POST THE DOG'S PICTURE ON SOCIAL MEDIA.  

THE CAT AND KITTEN ROOMS WILL BE OPEN FOR ADOPTIONS AND VISITS TUESDAY-SATURDAY 1-4PM BY APPOINTMENT DURING THIS TIME. PLEASE CALL US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS        SHELTER- 406-497-6528 OR ANIMAL CONTROL 406-497-6525

THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING DURING THIS EXCITING BUT DIFFICULT TIME.





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Our Working Cat Program 

Our Working Cat Program is designed to create a mutually beneficial partnership for at-risk cats and humans needing rodent control.  At-risk cats may include feral or semi-feral cats, house-soiling cats, etc.  Please note that the Butte Silver Bow Chelsea Bailey Animal Shelter does not adopt out cats as working cats if they are suitable to be household companions.

While we commonly refer to these at-risk cats as “working cats” or “barn cats”, we don’t limit our adoptions to just barns!  Our working cats are ideal residents for all kinds of locations such as barns, stables, warehouses, shops, arenas, breweries, garden centers, chicken runs, etc.  While they may not make ideal house cats, they can make for great mousers!  

Adoption and Care

All working cats are fully vetted, including being spayed or neutered, and vaccinated.

Individuals interested in adopting working cats must be able to provide the following:

  • Shelter in a barn, garage, outbuilding, etc. 
  • Daily food and water (cats cannot survive on mice alone).
  • Long term veterinary care.
  • A secure place to keep the cat(s) confined for the first two weeks while they acclimate to their new home. The Shelter can offer adopters a large kennel for this transitional period if needed.  

The adoption fee for working cats is $25, and helps cover the cats’ veterinary care, including sterilization and vaccinations.

If you would like to adopt a working cat call the Shelter at 406-497-6528 for an application. 




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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!

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