Protect the health, safety, and welfare of citizens and animals in Manistee County
Enforce State Laws and Local Ordinances pertaining to animal control
Minimize danger and nuisances caused by irresponsible pet ownership
Protect pets from abuse, neglect, and homelessness
Provide temporary housing and care of homeless animals
Coordinate adoptions with Homeward Bound Animal Shelter
Provide "humane" euthanasia when necessary
Please note that ACO does not handle non-domesticated animals such as deer, raccoons, skunks or any other such animals. Contact your local Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for complaints of that nature.
Licensing Information & Fees
All dogs 4 months of age or older must be licensed and have a current rabies vaccination. Tags must be kept on the dog. Licenses are available at the Manistee County Treasurer’s Office or the Humane Society. Please contact either office directly for details.