Animal Control officers respond to and investigate cruelty, neglect and abandonment of animals. Animal ownership is a big responsibility and includes expenses that must be considered before the purchase or adoption of an animal, which is completely dependent upon its owner. Beyond the basic food, water and shelter required, considerations include veterinary care, regular health care appointments and vaccinations. Owners should plan for unexpected events such as injury or illness. Animal owners are responsible for all costs and care of their pets.
If you are witness to neglect or abuse of an animal please call 303-980-7300 immediately so an officer can be dispatched to the scene to address the concern.
If you have concerns about the care of an animal in your Lakewood neighborhood, you can report the issue to Animal Control at 303-987-7173.