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Cats in Lakewood

Cats are free-roaming and do not require a leash when outdoors. Animal Control recommends that cats remain indoors at all times to avoid injury or death caused by motor vehicles or wildlife. Roaming cats can be a nuisance to neighbors. Citizens can legally trap cats with live, humane traps on their own property and take them to the Foothills Animal Shelter. The cat owner is then responsible to retrieve the animal at the shelter after fees are paid.

Cats are required to be vaccinated against rabies and should wear a rabies identification tag at all times. Animal Control will impound stray cats that have bitten a person or are sick or injured. The impound costs and medical fees are the owner's responsibility.


Contact Information:

Animal Control
445 S. Allison Pkwy.
Lakewood, CO 80226
Direct: 303-987-7173

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