Animal Control Board

  • 5:45 p.m.
  • First Wednesday in March, June, September and December
  • Animal Control Shelter, 6700 Butler Creek Road
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    The Animal Control Board was established to review animal control program policies to ensure consistency with all pertinent City ordinances, to approve or deny requests for multiple dog permits, and to perform other duties as described in the interlocal agreement between the City and the County on cooperative animal control.

    Animal Control policies shall be reviewed by an Animal Control Board to ensure consistency with all City ordinances and County resolutions pertaining to animal control.

    • Five members
    • Two-year terms
    Membership includes two members appointed by the City Council, two members appointed by the County Commissioners, and one member selected by those four appointees who shall be a licensed veterinarian.

    Qualifications include being a resident of the City of Missoula.

    Members Start of Term End of Term
    County Appointments: Board of County Commissioners    
    Jesse Munro Jan. 1, 2017 Dec. 31, 2017
    W. Lynn Gontarek-Gerberson Jan. 1, 2017 Dec. 31, 2018
    City Appointments: City Council    
    Adam Ehlers Jan. 1, 2017 Dec. 31, 2018
    Karen Munro Jan. 1, 2017 Dec. 31, 2018
    Animal Control Board - Must be a licensed veterinarian    
    Shoni Card, DVM Ongoing Appointment  


    Missoula Municipal Code (MMC) Title 6, Interlocal Agreement #113 between the City of Missoula and Missoula County

    City Council Committee

    Public Safety and Health 

    For more information contact the department liaison - Health Department - Jeff Darrah, Animal Control Supervisor.


    Position vacancies are advertised in the media approximately one month in advance. Interested in serving on a board? These are the vacant positions we are recruiting now.