Park County Animal Shelter (PCAS) has been a registered Wyoming nonprofit corporation since August 1990, sanctioned by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (c) (3), with animal sheltering services located at 3 Arrow Avenue, Cody, Wyoming. Formerly known as Humane Society of Park County, PCAS changed its name in 2012 to reflect its community support. PCAS has operated a not-for-profit, no-kill safe shelter for abandoned, stray, abused, neglected, and relinquished animals in the City of Cody and Park County since 1996.
In 1995, the year before the PCAS became a sheltering organization, more than 100 animals were euthanized in Cody. During 1996, following creation of the PCAS shelter, less than seven animals were put down. For more than two decades, PCAS has endeavored to minimize euthanasia as a no-kill facility (not euthanizing for overcrowding), and is dedicated to the preservation of life and quality existence for all animals under its care.
PCAS serves the community law enforcement and public need by providing a humane facility for the care and rehabilitation of animals taken into custody by animal control officers, community service officers, and police officers of the Cody Police Department. It serves the broader needs of the citizens of the City of Cody area by offering a central location to provide for the care of unwanted, mistreated, or stray animals that may be returned to their owners, cared for onsite or in foster homes, or adopted out to new owners.
In 2010, PCAS started providing two low cost spay neuter clinics a year for low income residents of Park County. The clinics target not only domestic dogs and cats but feral cat colonies. These clinics neuter approximately 200 animals a year, and have treated over 1,000 cats and 300 dogs in recent years. PCAS is working to expand its clinics for cats to a monthly program.
The current PCAS facility has room for 20 dogs and 45 cats. During an average year, PCAS cares for 500 dogs and cats, returns 160 to their owners, and adopts out 285. All animals available for adoption are spayed or neutered and vaccinated.