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Snapshots: Racial Harmony Day; leash-law reminder; animal shelter stats

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Racial Harmony Day proclaimed in Butte

Butte-Silver Bow Chief Executive J.P. Gallagher has proclaimed March 21 as “Butte-Silver Bow Racial Harmony Day,'' in conjunction with United Nations — International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. 

County reminds of leash law, pet cleanup

Butte-Silver Bow Animal Services and Parks Department wants to remind people to keep their dog on a leash in public spaces, including all county parks and trail systems. Most on-leash areas have clear signage, according to a county press release, and even if a sign is not posted, all of Butte's parks are off limits to dogs. Skyline Park is the only dog park that has off-leash areas.

The county says public spaces are for everyone to use and enjoy, and all should feel safe using them.

Animal Services also encourages people to make sure to pick up after their pet. If people are walking their pet they should always be prepared and carry a bag with them. 

For more details, contact Animal Services at 406-497-6525 or the Parks Department at 406-497-6565.

Shelter stats listed for January

Following are statistics from the Butte Animal Shelter, 699 Centennial Ave., for the month of January.

The information is provided by the shelter.



• Turned in by owners: 2

• Turned in by citizens: 7

• Picked up by animal control officer: 21

• Adopted: 7

• Reclaimed by their owners: 23

• Sent to rescue: 3

• Died/euthanized: 2 (euthanized)


• Turned in by owners: 6

• Turned in by citizens: 2

• Picked up by Animal Control officer: 15

• Adopted: 13

• Reclaimed by their owners: 1

• Sent to rescue: 6

• Died/euthanized: 0


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