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Animal Control

DOG LICENSING

If you own a dog that is over 4 months old and lives within the city limits, you are required to license your dog with the city. This licensing will ensure that if your pet is ever missing or found and placed in the dog impound, we will be able to contact you and get your dog back to you safely.  *ALL COLORADO CITY TOWN ORDINANCES CONCERNING ANIMALS AND PETS ARE LISTED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE FOR YOUR REFERENCE.*

STEPS TO LICENSE YOUR DOG

  • Fill out the Dog Licensing Form
  • Take the form with verification of rabies vaccination to the City Office (This form must come from a certified veterinarian)  
  • Pay license fee
  • You will be issued a tag for your dog, to be worn at all times

DOG IMPOUND

PLEASE USE THE DOG IMPOUND PHONE NUMBER ABOVE FOR ALL INQUIRIES ABOUT MISSING AND LOST ANIMALS.

MY ANIMAL IS MISSING

If your animal goes missing please call the Impound immediately at (928)875-9170 with a description of the animal to officially report it missing. Then, if it is located, the officers will attempt to contact you to retrieve it, rather than send it to the impound.  

IS MY ANIMAL IN THE IMPOUND?

To check if your animal is in the impound you can call check the pictures of our current impounded animals below.

MY ANIMAL HAS BEEN IMPOUNDED, NOW WHAT?

If you know that your animal is currently impounded, you must go the city office to pay the impound fee, after which you can arrange to collect your animal from the impound lot. 

Current Animals in Our Impound

ANIMAL EMERGENCIES
(928)875-9170

Colorado City Town Ordinance Key Points

§ 90.020 DOG LICENSES REQUIRED.
It is unlawful for any person to own, keep, harbor or maintain within city limits of the city, any dog which has attained the age of 4 months, unless and until the dog has been duly licensed and registered as provided in this chapter. All dogs must be licensed with the town, within 30 days after the dog is brought into the town.

§ 90.038 HOLDING PERIOD; DISPOSITION.
The Animal Control Officer shall hold impounded animals for not less than 5 working days, so that the owner or custodian may claim it prior to other disposition. Dogs that are not wearing a current license tag when impounded shall be held for not less than 3 working days. Livestock or ratite shall be held for not less than 7 days total, including advertising time.

§ 90.067  RESTRAINT OF ANIMAL BY OWNER.
Persons owning, keeping or harboring any dog, horse, cow, swine, sheep, goat, mule or donkey or similar animal shall at all times keep the animals on leash or within an enclosed area on their own property or private property of another with permission of the owner thereof, and shall not permit the animal to run at large at any time within the town, to bite or harass any person engaged in a lawful act, to interfere with the use of another person’s private property, or to be in violation of other sections of this chapter.

§ 90.070  DISTURBING THE PEACE PROHIBITED.
(A) No person shall own or harbor any animal in such a manner that the peace and quiet of the public is unreasonably disturbed.  The peace and quiet of the public may be disturbed, for example, by habitual barking and the like.  For the purposes of this section, the term HABITUAL BARKING shall be defined as barking for repeated intervals of at least 5 minutes with less than 1 minute of interruption.  The barking must also be audible off of the owner’s or caretaker’s premises.
(B) The written affirmation by 2 persons having separate residences that the violation disturbs the peace and quiet of those persons shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this section.

§ 90.076  LIABILITY FOR AT-LARGE ANIMALS.
(A) It is unlawful for the owner or any person having the charge, care, custody or control of any animal to allow the animal to be at large at any time within the town limits.
(B) The owner or custodian of any animal which is at large shall be strictly liable for a violation of this section, regardless of the precautions taken to prevent the escape of the animal and regardless of the lack of knowledge of the offense at the time it occurs.

§ 90.083  ANIMAL WASTE.
The owner of every animal shall be responsible for the removal of any excreta deposited by his or her animal or animals on public walks, street, parks, recreation areas and other public areas, or on the private property belonging to another.

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