- Picking up loose domestic animals
- Investigating neglect/abuse of animals
- Barking dogs and dog bites
Animal Control does not handle wildlife, but they may be able to provide limited advice. Wildlife is best handled by professional pest control companies or the Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
All dogs and cats must be inoculated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian as frequently as recommended by the Compendium of Animal Rabies Control as made known by the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians. Dogs and cats must be inoculated within 30 days of being brought into the city.
- Guard dogs that are used to guard or protect personal or real property must obtain a permit from the City Clerk's Office.
- The city permits keeping chickens and bees on residential property with a license.
Cats that do not live in a home, are wild, untamable and cannot be safely handled by people are considered feral.
Northglenn Animal Control will assist with the capture of feral cats if they are causing a nuisance. When these cats are caught, Animal Control will take them to Riverdale Animal Shelter, where they undergo the TNR (Trap-Neuter-Release) or SNR (Shelter-Neuter-Release) process:
- Tipping of ear for identification
- Return to the community
- Adams County Animal Shelter
- County Feral Cat Information
- Chapter 14 of the Municipal Code, which regulates animal control
- Living with Wildlife - Adams County Colorado State University Extension
- Living with Wildlife - Colorado Parks and Wildlife
- Rodent prevention