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Our community provides food for dogs housed at the Elk Country Animal Shelter.

We use Pedigree Dog Food and always accept donations. Simply drop off a bag or two at the Shelter and we'll make sure the boys and girls staying at the facility receive a meal on you!

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The Elk Country Animal Shelter shall be committed to providing a caring shelter and eventual placement of adoptable animals; be advocates for companion animals; provide education on the proper care of animals and promote understanding of the need to control the population of unwanted animals.

The air is getting crisper and that means it's almost time for everyone to come and enjoy a hot turkey dinner with ALL the trimmings with our tried and true recipes; on Sunday, October 27th at the Hillman Community Center Dinner starts at 4 P.M. Auction starts at 5 P.M. Adults $10.00; Children 6-12 $5.00 Kids under 5 eat FREE- Attending Auction is also FREE. Live Auction, Silent Auction and a various of Door Prizes. If you would like to donate a gift basket or auction items please come visit us at the shelter or call 989-785-3738

The shelter cupboards are getting low! We are in desperate need of Purina Kitten Chow We can receive donations any time during hours of operation. Thank you to everyone for continuing to support the ELK COUNTRY ANIMAL SHELTER!



We are always in need of bleach and paper toweling – if you can help with some of these items we would be very grateful!

*****I HAVE BEEN ADOPTED AND OFF TO MY FOREVER HOME****-----Hello! My name is Russell and believe it or not, I’m a Catahoula Leopard hound mix. What kind of dog is that you ask? Well it’s a mix of hunting and herding dog talents. Well, I failed at some of my breed talents because they found out I was deaf. What good is a hunting dog that can’t hear – and that is how I ended up at the shelter. I thought I was a total failure, but I was totally wrong, I didn’t know there was such a thing as a “house dog” and that is what I now am! I have many good qualities; I get along great with other dogs, don’t mind cats at all, I’m housebroken, pretty quiet, love attention, sweet, and smart enough for you to teach me simple hand signals for the things you want of me. I’m only a year and a half old; I have my whole life ahead of me and really hope it will quickly be in a loving home and no longer at the shelter. You see I was once adopted by a very kind man, I went home with him and within the afternoon I learned how to use the doggy door and I learned how wonderful it was to have all the comforts of a real home, ahhhh I could never imagined how wonderful a life like this felt like. But sadly, it was over so quickly, the other house dog didn’t like me, I would just be laying there minding my own business and he would come by and attack me for no good reason. The kind man decided it wasn’t fair to me to be treated like this and with a heavy heart returned me to the shelter – and my heart was broken. I so much want a loving home. I understand the man had the other dog for many years and it wouldn’t be right for that dog to have to lose the home he knew, but somewhere there must be another special home just perfect for me! I know for sure I will need a fence to keep me safe from all the dangers in the world that I can’t hear. I love meeting new people so please come see me at the shelter.


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Pet Angel Program
Is your house already full of pets, or maybe you aren't home enough to care for a pet? We have a way for you to help a shelter dog or cat find a forever home.

Elk Country Animal Shelter offers the "Pet Angel Program." It allows one person, a group of friends, or a service club, to sponsor a shelter dog or cat.

For $200 you can sponsor a dog or $150 sponsors a cat. This covers the adoption fee and provides toys, beds, a nice size bag of food, treats and a new collar and leash. And as always, the pet will be spayed or neutered, have all vaccinations and a microchip. There is a nice placard that has your name on it, that will be placed over the kennel or cat cage. You will receive a thank you, but most of all you will have helped a dog or cat who really needed a helping hand.

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Kuranda beds are sturdy and long lasting, so you will be providing a lasting gift for a dog today and another tomorrow.

They can make a big difference for even one dog who, for the most part spends 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on a concrete floor.

Donations are offered at a special discounted price and shipped directly to the Elk Country Animal Shelter.

Donate a bed in your name, or send one as a gift in the name of a friend or family member.  We will mail a personalized Gift Card acknowledgement directly to them from you.

Politial Disclaimer

The Elk Country Animal Shelter organization, its members, and any non-members acting on its behalf shall not contribute to, promote, or oppose the candidacy of any person seeking election to public office while actively and publicly representing the shelter in any capacity.

This does not preclude personal involvement in political activities during periods when one is not involved in shelter activites.

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