Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare Building

Please save the date and join us for community meetings to discuss a new Stillwater Animal Welfare facility. 

We have two meetings in March, in-person and online. 

The meeting in-person will be Tuesday, March 26, at 5:30 p.m., in the Dining and Event Hall at the Stillwater Community Center.

The meeting online will be Thursday, March 28, at 5:30 p.m. 

We want to hear your voice and discuss the future of Stillwater’s Animal Welfare. Collectively, let’s determine what is best for our residents and animals. 

Animal Welfare is a division of the Stillwater Police Department and is a matter of public safety.

We provide an immediate response to emergencies concerning animals within city limits to attempt apprehension (in a safe, humane manner) of any dog, cat or other domestic animal or fowl that becomes a nuisance or is a threat or danger to any resident in Stillwater.

The Karen Kay Mullendore Municipal Animal Complex houses both the Stillwater Animal Welfare and the Humane Society of Stillwater (which is a private organization).

One of the department’s primary responsibilities is operating an animal shelter that cares for strays and pets that have been surrendered. The shelter serves residents living within the Stillwater city limits.

Animal Welfare Officers pick up animals running at large and attempt to find their owners or, if they remain unclaimed, to find adoptive homes for them. Our officers, along with the Stillwater Police Department, also enforce city code related to animals and investigate reports of cruelty and neglect.

We accept dogs, cats, ferrets, domestic mice and rats, guinea pigs, and some reptiles. We also take in stray chickens and have picked up the occasional goat.  Most farm animals are re-homed outside the city limits. We encourage anyone to reach out to us if they have a question about re-homing a pet so we can share all of the resources we have.

Donate Image with a Cat Scooping up a Fish
Volunteer Image with a Dog Sitting by a Bowl of Food
Share Image with a Mouse Running in a Wheel

Get Involved

There are several ways to get involved at Stillwater Animal Welfare.

  1. Donate - Our greatest need is cleaning supplies! We have an Amazon and Walmart wish list with the items we need most.
  2. Volunteer - We always need volunteers! Help us by walking dogs and playing with cats! Volunteers must be 18 years or older or accompanied by an adult! Come by during our normal hours of operation: 8 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday.
  3. Share - Help us adopting a new pet or by sharing our posts on social media! Sharing posts is a great way to help pets find their new home.
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