4800 West 92nd Avenue Westminster, CO 80031

Safety

 

Animal Management

Animal Management Hours
7 days a week - 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (excluding Thanksgiving and Christmas)

If you need an Animal Management Officer outside these hours you can call 303-658-4326 to leave a message and your call will be returned within 24 hours. For urgent matters call the non-emergency Dispatch line at: 303-658-4360. 

Living with Wildlife
The City of Westminster has many open spaces home to a variety of wildlife. In the spring and summer months, when people are outdoors, they see and interact more with wildlife. Some wildlife have adapted so well that they live in our neighborhoods. Living with wildlife can present some problems for their neighbors, the humans. Whether it is a raccoon living in your chimney or a skunk digging under your cement patio, questions and concerns will come up with wildlife.  For more information about living with wildlife visit: Colorado Parks & Wildlife

Additional links:
Wildlife Babies
Wildlife Information
Disposing of Dead Animals

Pet Safety Tips
Check out some of these pet safety tips .   

Dog Licensing in Westminster

As of July 20, 2013, Foothills Animal Shelter has taken over the administration of the pet licensing program from Jefferson County Animal Control

 Foothills Animal Shelter

All residents of the City of Westminster, both in Adams and Jefferson counties, are required by law to license their dogs. Complete details on dog licensing.

Financial Assistance for Veterinary Bills

Ordinance addresses concerns over dangerous, vicious animals
In response to citizen concerns, Westminster has adopted rules designed to control dangerous and vicious animals in the city. The ordinance, adopted in 2006, takes aim at uninformed or irresponsible owners of animals that can cause harm to humans or other animals. The law creates two classes of animals - potentially dangerous and vicious - with specific control measures outlined for owners. The city opted for this control method rather than a ban on specific breeds because research shows that the problem with animal bites and aggressiveness is influenced more by owner negligence than breed. Any questions about the ordinance changes or new requirements can be directed to Animal Management at 303-658-4326, or access the ordinance on the city's website.

Impounded Animals/Lost and Found/Animal Adoption 

Foothills Animal Shelter
580 McIntyre St. Golden, CO 80401
303-278-7575
Hours:
Monday - Friday 11a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 10a.m. to 6 p.m.

Animal Bites
Must be reported to Animal Management: 303-658-4360.

Rabies Vaccinations
Dogs and cats, six months of age and older, must be vaccinated and kept updated thereafter. A rabies tag must be worn at all times. The owner must be able to provide proof of current rabies vaccination.

Upcoming Vaccination Clinics

Vaccinations are $15 each (cash or check only, no credit cards accepted) Please bring vaccination records, no medical issues will be addressed. Westminster Animal Management will be on hand to issue/renew dog licenses. For more information on vaccinations available, contact 303-975-6200

Spay and Neuter Mobile Clinic

SpayToday offers spay/neuter services  as well as a "provide a ride to spay and neuter" program. See the flyer for more information

Lulu Mobile and Meow Mobile

There are several veterinarians and shelters in the Denver Metro area that offer spay and Neuter services, check with your local veterinarian or shelter.

Restrictions on Possession
Westminster citizens are permitted to own/harbor no more than three dogs or cats. Please check the municipal code for restrictions on exotic animals (snakes, lizards, etc.) and small animals (rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, etc.). Chickens, bees and livestock are not allowed.

It is unlawful for the owner of an animal (including cats) to fail to restrain it from running at large. If an animal is caught at large and is not spayed/neutered, the court can assess a $275 fine for a first offense. Of this fine, $200 can be waived upon proof of spay/neuter given to the court.

Animal Neglect
It is unlawful for the owner of any animal to deprive such animal of adequate and wholesome food and water, protection from the elements, opportunity for exercise, adequate veterinary care, or to otherwise neglect the animal in such a manner as to endanger its health or cause it to suffer.

Barking Dogs
It is unlawful to allow an animal to disturb any person by audible sound. First complaints are issued a warning; subsequent complaints within one year can result in a summons to court. The city's barking dog ordinance can be found in the City Code under Title VI (6-7-7).

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