Animal Control

Animal Control

Please be aware Riverdale Animal Shelter does not provide animal control services.

If you have a life-threatening emergency, please contact 911.  

To report animal abuse, neglect or concern about the well-being of an animal or for any other animal control-related issues in your home, neighborhood, or place of business, please call the number of the city you reside from the list below. You may also click on the city name to view more information on the animal control services and specific animal ordinances in your community.

Assistance with Community Cats (Feral Cats)

What are community cats?

Community cats are different from social pet cats. They’re feral (wild) and have had little to no contact with humans during their lifetime. They can’t be adopted into homes as family pets. Instead, they live outdoors freely and independently.

The most humane way to improve the quality of life for feral cats, while reducing their numbers within the community where they live, is to limit their ability to reproduce, which helps them live healthy lives, and reduce nuisance behaviors. Organizations can help with this through Trap-Neuter-Return services, which involves spaying/neutering, vaccinating, and ear-tipping these cats to be returned to where they were originally found so they may live out their lives without continuing to reproduce. 

Organizations in Adams County that can assist with TNR:

Wildlife Information & Community Resources

Riverdale Animal Shelter provides care and services for domestic, companion animals and in general, is not equipped to assist with wildlife however, we recommend calling Colorado Parks & Wildlife at 303.291.7227 or visiting Colorado Parks & Wildlife with questions/concerns about wildlife in your area.

FAQs and Community Resources:

Additional Resources:

Animal Control Numbers

*Unincorporated Adams County303.288.1535
Arvada720.898.6850
Aurora303.326.8288
*Bennett303.644.3249
*Brighton303.288.1535
*Commerce City303.288.1535
*Federal Heights303.428.8539
Hudson970.350.9600
*Lochbuie303.659.1395
*Northglenn303.288.1535
*Thornton720.977.5150
Westminster303.658.2540 *4360

*Shelter with Riverdale Animal Shelter