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Animal Control

Animal care and control is handled by the Police Department's Community Service Officers from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. If you have an emergency related to an animal please call 911.

  • 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.

Community Cats

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:

  • Vaccination
  • Spay/neutering
  • Tipping of ear for identification 
  • Return to the community

Related Information


Emergency/Crime: 911
Non-Emergency Dispatch: 303.288.1535
Leave a Message: 303.450.8886

Animal Control Officers      
Ofc. Kidwell

Ofc. Soustek