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 happily 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 also helps them to live healthy lives, as well as reduce nuisance behaviors. This method is often referred to as Shelter-Neuter-Return (SNR).

How does SNR work?

  • Community members trap community cats and bring them to Riverdale Animal Shelter.
  • We spay or neuter these community cats and vaccinate them against rabies.
  • We tip one ear to show that they’ve been spayed/neutered.
  • We return the cats to the very same colony/neighborhood where they live independently.

Additional information about assistance with community cats (feral cats).

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:

Animal Control Numbers

*Unincorporated Adams County 303.288.1535
 Arvada 720.898.6850
 Aurora 303.326.8288
*Bennett 303.644.3249
*Brighton 303.288.1535
*Commerce City 303.288.1535
*Federal Heights 303.428.8539
Hudson 970.350.9600
*Lochbuie 303.659.1395
*Northglenn 303.288.1535
*Thornton 720.977.5150
 Westminster 303.658.2540 *4360

*Shelter with Riverdale Animal Shelter