The City of Mitchell Pound is owned by the City and managed by a local Veterinary Clinic at 2020 West Havens. Mitchell Animal Rescue volunteers visit the pound almost daily, take pictures, advertise, adopt, foster and/or transfer the pets to other rescues. Mitchell Animal Rescue receives NO PAYMENT for doing this, it is all volunteer work, paid for by our fundraisers and private donations. Animals in the pound are shown on the Available Pets page.
Hours are 8-5 Monday-Friday, 8-12 Saturday. Feel free to call 605-996-3242.
If you are interested in meeting or adopting one of the pets at the city owned pound, please call 605-996-3242.
The cost of adoption from the pound is around $55.00 plus tax (includes shots that must be given before the animal will be released). You may want to call ahead to be sure the animal you are interested in is still in the pound, especially if you are driving a considerable distance (605-996-3242). If applicable: Please have your new pet spayed or neutered as soon as possible.
This website is maintained by volunteers who also have outside jobs, so please be aware that although every effort is made to keep it current, some of the pets shown may already be adopted.
Adoption fees from the pound are reasonable fees that cover distemper/parvo shots for dogs, and distemper and rabies shots for both dogs and cats.
Mitchell's City owned pound is located behind the vet clinic at 2020 W Havens. It was built with a generous donation from the Osterhaus family, the city of Mitchell, and private donations. The Pound can currently house approximately 15 dogs and 10 cats at a time.
The pound is owned and financed by the City of Mitchell, is located on privately owned land, and is managed by a local veterinary clinic. The city relies heavily on donated food to feed the animals that come in.
Any animals picked up by Mitchell Animal Control are taken to Mitchell's City Pound. Handling of the animals is conducted according to city policy, which can be viewed by clicking here and codified laws which you can review by clicking here.
The current City policy allows three days for an owner to reclaim a pet. Two to three days later, the animal can be euthanized. When an animal has been in the shelter too long and their "time is up", we adopt them from the pound and put them in foster care until we can find them a new home or we try to find another rescue to take them in. Our primary goal is to do everything we can to ensure all of the animals at the pound are adopted, not euthanized .
We hope this website will increase awareness of pets in the local pound and improve the adoption rate - at the pound and through Mitchell Animal Rescue.