BCAC provides a variety of enforcement, educational and animal disposition services including dog licensing, cruelty and complaint investigation, animal adoption and animal cremation services. Call BCAC at (269) 948-4885.
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm
OFFICE & KENNEL ARE CLOSED DAILY FROM 11:30am-12:30pm
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday 9:00am - 11:30am
Closed all Sundays and major holidays.
Michigan law requires all dogs 4 months of age be licensed. Licenses may be purchased in person during business hours. A copy of current rabies vaccination and spay/neuter certificate will be required to purchase a license for your dog.
Licenses are sold according to rabies vaccination date and a late fee of $10 is charged once your dog becomes 5 months of age or after the 30 day grace period has expired for a previously licensed dog.
The license fee for a Spayed/Neutered Dog License is $ 7.00 for 1 yr OR $18 for 3 yrs (must have corresponding rabies vax).
The fee for a regular (Intact) Dog License is $22.00 for 1 yr OR $60 for 3 yrs (must have corresponding rabies vax).
You may also purchase your dog license by mail after completing the dog license application located here.
If you have lost your pet, please visit BCAC during kennel hours to look for your pet. Descriptions of animals vary from person to person; therefore we CANNOT assist with lost pets over the phone.
When visiting the shelter we recommend you bring along a photo of your pet and fill out a lost report. Strays are held for 7 days before being offered for public adoption. It is recommended you visit the department at least every 3rd day to look for your missing animal.
Place an ad in the Reminder, Banner and other local publications for your lost pet, and check the found notices in our local publications. Post flyers with photos of your missing pet along with your contact information at neighborhood grocery stores and gas stations.
People can describe an animal in so many different ways. DO NOT rely on shelter staff to make positive identification of your pet, only someone who knows the animal can do that. Keep visiting the shelter to look for your lost pet.
RECLAIMING YOUR ANIMAL: If your pet is in our department there is a $10 per day* boarding charge for the time your animal is in the department, and an impound fee where applicable. Please provide proof of ownership, a photo or vet records are good examples. Also note that a current rabies vaccination & a current dog license will be required prior to reclaimed dogs leaving the department. (*All fees are subject to change at any time.)
Adopting an animal is a serious decision requiring a life-long commitment to care for a creature that is totally dependent upon you. Pets need more than just food, water & shelter. They also need love, attention, exercise, veterinary care, training and grooming (and of course dogs need a license). We are seeking permanent homes for our adoptable animals.
Please remember that adding a new companion animal to your family is a major decision, one that requires plenty of thought and planning. It can be a long-term commitment of 10 to 15 years. Think before you adopt.
Sharing your life with a companion animal can bring incredible rewards when you're willing to make the necessary commitments of time, money, responsibility, and love—for the life of the pet. When your family is ready to add a new companion to your household, please visit our kennels to meet your new best friend! We have a wide variety of wonderful dogs and cats available for adoption.
DOGS: $67 maximum plus cost of sterilization. Break down of dog adoption fee is as follows: $20 adoption fee, $25 rabies vaccination for all dogs over 3 months of age, $22 license fee* for unneutered dogs OR $7 for neutered dogs. If the animal is not altered; prepay of neuter/spay is REQUIRED prior to animal leaving department. (Out of county adopters will not be licensing at time of adoption but will instead be required to purchase a license from the county in which they reside.)
CATS: $35 maximum, plus cost of sterilization. Break down of cat adoption fee is as follows: $10 adoption fee, $25 rabies vaccination if over 3 months of age, and if not altered; prepay of sterilization is REQUIRED prior to animal leaving our department.
PREPAYS: A prepay contract for sterilization must be completed by the veterinarian of your choice and the surgery paid for prior to any unaltered animal leaving the department.
(*All fees are subject to change at any time.)
Ask our staff about CSNIP's low cost spay/neuter program and the Humane Society Senior Citizen Adoption Assistance Program.
Adoptive families for our animals
Unopened packages of dry cat and dry dog food; canned food for special needs dogs & cats!
Small, unopened packages of treats for dogs & cats
New leashes and collars
TOYS For the dogs: Tennis balls, Frisbees, Kongs, and Plush Dog Toys
For the cats: balls, catnip toys, fuzzy mice, string toys, etc.
Bedding: gently used clean towels, flat sheets & blankets.
Brushes & combs
Bleach, Clorox Wipes, Hand Sanitzer, Lysol
Items donated will be utilized for animals in need. Many items will be used in the shelter, some will be provided in adoption packets, excess bedding is shared with other organizations in animal care.
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