Resources

Colorado Voters for Animals attempts to work with all animal interests and groups in Colorado. This is a small list of resources--Colorado is currently ranked as the #2 most Animal Friendly State in the US and has countless animal advocates. The General Animal Welfare Information websites below provide and an even wider variety of rescues, shelters, and sanctuaries for all Colorado animals.

Colorado Voters for Animals does not guarantee the accuracy of this information but every effort has been made to be sure it is complete and correct. Please advise with updates or recommendations.

GENERAL ANIMAL WELFARE INFORMATION:

  1. Colorado Federation of Animal Welfare Agencies (CFAWA) https://www.cfawa.org/cpages/home --provides vital resource information for connecting with animal welfare groups regionally. The CFAWA Collaboration Committee is committed to consolidating information to help members find the resources they need.
  2. The Metro Denver Animal Welfare Alliance (MDAWA) https://www.mdawalliance.org/ --fosters the collaborative efforts of members to promote humane care for companion animals in the metro community.
  3. Pet Animal Care Facilities Act (PACFA) https://ag.colorado.gov/ics/pacfa --a licensing and inspection program dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of pet animals in facilities throughout Colorado; a branch of the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

DOMESTIC ANIMAL RESCUES, SHELTERS & SANCTUARIES:

  1. Animal Rescue of the Rockies https://arrcolorado.org/ ARRColorado@gmail.com 970-389-8324
  2. Wild Blue Cats Rescue  https://www.wbcats.org/ 719 900 CATS (2287)
  3. Colorado Animal Rescue  https://www.coloradoanimalrescue.org/
  4. Aurora Animal Shelter  https://www.auroragov.org/residents/animal_services/aurora_animal_shelter
  5. Denver Animal Shelter  https://www.denvergov.org/Government/Departments/Animal-Shelter
  6. Angels with Paws Cat Rescue  https://www.angelswithpaws.net/
  7. Pet Adoptions Network  https://pet-net.net/colorado/
  8. RezDowg Rescue  https://www.rezdawgrescue.org/
  9. Maxfund Animal Adoption Center https://maxfund.org/
  10. Small Dog Rescue of Northern Colorado https://www.adoptapet.com/adoption_rescue/91804-small-dog-rescue-of-northern-colorado-loveland-colorado
  11. Denkai Animal Sanctuary https://www.petfinder.com/member/us/co/cortez/denkai-animal-sanctuary-co203/
  12. Foothills Animal Shelter  https://foothillsanimalshelter.org/
  13. Humane Society of Boulder County  https://boulderhumane.org/
  14.  Dumb Friends League Shelter/Buddy Center/Harmony Equine Center  https://www.ddfl.org/
  15. Colorado Horse Rescue https://www.chr.org/ 
  16. Next Step Horse Rescue https://www.nextstephorserescue.org/
  17. Rocky Mountain Horse Rescue  https://rockymountainhorserescue.org/
  18. Blue Rose Ranch Horse Rescue & Sanctuary  http://blueroseranch.org/
  19. Gabriel Bird Foundation  https://thegabrielfoundation.org/

FARM ANIMAL RESCUES & SANCTUARIES:

  1. Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary  https://www.luvinarms.org/
  2. Broken Shovels Farm Sanctuary  https://brokenshovels.com/
  3. Buck’n R Ranch Animal Rescue  https://brrari.org/pets/
  4. Hog Haven Farm   https://www.hoghavenfarm.org/
  5. Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary  https://peacefulprairie.org/
  6. Peachy Farms, Inc.  https://www.peachyfarms.com/adoptable-animals
  7. Ginger Snap Ranch  https://gingersnap-ranch.business.site/
  8. The Gentlemen’s Club Rooster Rescue  https://www.serenitysprouts.com/roosters

WILDLIFE/BIRD/REPTILE RESCUE AND REHABILITATION SOURCES:

  1. Animal Help Now 303-543-0755--https://ahnow.org/ --emergency response 
  2. Colorado Wildlife Rehabilitators https://wildlife.rescueshelter.com/Colorado --list of registered and licensed wild animal rescuers and rehabilitators.
  3. Wild Animal Sanctuary https://www.wildanimalsanctuary.org/ --A sanctuary for rescued wildlife.
  4. List of rescues in Colorado Springs area: https://www.yellowpages.com/colorado-springs-co/wildlife-rescue
  5. Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center https://www.wolfeducation.org/ --a rescue and sanctuary for wolves and hybrids
  6. Evergreen Audubon Rescue https://evergreenaudubon.org/nature-conservation/wildlife-rescue-rehabilitation/
  7. Colorado Parks and Wildlife--www.cpw.state.co.us/Documents/RulesRegs/SpecialLicenses/WildlifeRehabilitation/PublicRehabListing.pdf  --list of licensed rehabilitators
  8. Colorado Reptile Humane Society (303) 776-5206
  9. Colorado Wild Rabbit info@coloradowildrabbit.org.--email and allow up to 48 hours for a reply
  10. Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center https://www.greenwoodwildlife.org/ 303-823-8455—for animals in Boulder County
  11. Urban Wildlife Rescue www.urbanwildliferescue.org (303) 340-4911—for beavers, foxes, raccoons, skunks and squirrels and humane solutions to a variety of wildlife problems, in the Denver metropolitan area and the foothills region.
  12. Second Chance Wildlife Rescue -- http://secondchancewildlife.net/
  13. Colorado Native Bird Care & Conservation https://coloradonativebird.org/index.html
  14. Wild Bird Rescue & Rehabilitation https://wildbirdrehab.com/
  15. Sonflower Ranch Wildlife Rehabilitation Center https://sfrwildliferehab.com/ (303) 641-0301 sfrwildlife@gmail.com

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Colorado Wildlife Information:

  • If you are involved in a motor vehicle/wild animal collision on state or interstate highways, Colorado State Police must be contacted. They will euthanize the animal and arrange for the disposal of the carcass.
  • In Colorado, it is the responsibility of property owners to dispose of dead animals found on their own property. 
  • Individual city animal control officers will assist with injured or dead wildlife in parks or on city streets.
  • It is unlawful for unlicensed persons to be in possession of wild animals or birds, except for the time it takes to transport them to a licensed rescue or rehabilitation facility.

ANIMAL CONTROL NUMBERS

Below are a list of agencies that can be contacted to report suspected cases of animal cruelty, injured animals or situations such as an animal locked in a hot vehicle.

Colorado Voters for Animals thanks the National Link Coalition for compiling this list.

Adams County

Adams County Animal Shelter 303-288-3294 or Denver Dumb Friends League 800-249-5121 or Adams County Sheriff’s Office 303-654-1850
Arvada    Arvada Animal Management Unit 720-898-6850
Aurora    Aurora Animal Services 303-326-8288 x6
Brighton    Brighton Animal Control 303-288-1535
Commerce City    Commerce City Animal Control Agents 911
Northglenn   Northglenn Police Dept. Community Service Officers 303-288-1535
Thornton    Thornton Animal Control 720-977-5150
Westminster    Westminster Animal Management 303-658-4360

Alamosa County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Alamosa County Sheriff’s Office 719-589-6608

Arapahoe County

Denver Dumb Friends League 800-249-5121
Aurora   Aurora Animal Services 303-326-8288 x6
Centennial   Centennial Animal Services 303-325-8070
Englewood   Englewood Police Dispatch 303-762-2343
Littleton   Littleton Animal Control 303-795-3877

Archuleta County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control 970-731-2160

Baca County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Baca County Sheriff’s Dept. 719-523-6677

Bent County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Bent County Sheriff’s Office 719-456-1363

Boulder County

Boulder County Animal Control Unit 303-441-4444
Boulder   Boulder Police Dept. Animal Care & Control Officers 303-441-3333
Erie   Boulder County Dispatch 303-441-4444
Jamestown   Boulder County Animal Control Unit 303-441-4444
Lafayette   Lafayette Animal Control 303-441-4444
Longmont   Longmont Animal Control 303-651-8500
Louisville   Boulder County Dispatch 303-441-4444
Lyons   Boulder County Animal Control Unit 303-441-4444
Nederland   Boulder County Dispatch 303-441-4444
Superior   Boulder County Animal Control Unit 303-441-4444

Broomfield City and County

Denver Dumb Friends League 800-249-5121 or Broomfield Animal Services 303-438-6400

Chaffee County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office 719-539-2596

Cheyenne County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Dept. 719-767-5633

Clear Creek County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office 303-679-2393

Conejos County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Conejos County Sheriff 719-376-2196

Costilla County 

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Costilla County Sheriff 719-672-0673

Crowley County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Crowley County Sheriff’s Office 719-267-5555

Custer County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Custer County Sheriff 719-783-2270

Delta County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Delta County Sheriff’s Office 970-874-2000
Delta   Delta Animal Control 970-874-7676

Denver City and County 

Denver Animal Control 720-913-1311 or Denver Police Dept.  720-913-2000 or  Denver Dumb Friends League 800-249-5121

Dolores County 

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Dolores County Sheriff’s Dept. 970-677-2257

Douglas County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or  Douglas County Animal Services 303-660-7529 or Douglas County Sheriff 303-660-7505
Parker  Parker Animal Control 303-841-2332

Eagle County 

Eagle County Animal Services 970-328-3647 or Eagle Valley Humane Society 970-328-7387 or Eagle County Sheriff’s Office 970-328-8500

El Paso County 

Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region 719-302-8798 or El Paso County Sheriff’s Office 719-390-5555
Calhan   Calhan Police Dept. 719-347-2586

Elbert County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Elbert County Dispatch Center 303-660-7500

Fremont County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Fremont County Sheriff’s Office 719-276-5555
Canon City   Canon City Animal Control Unit 719-276-5621

Garfield County

Garfield County Sheriff’s Office 970-945-1377 x5364
Glenwood Springs   Glenwood Springs Police Dept. 970-384-6500
Rifle   Rifle Police Dept.  970-625-8095

Gilpin County

Gilpin County Animal Control 303-582-5511

Grand County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Grand County Animal Control 970-887-2988

Gunnison County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Gunnison County Sheriff’s Office 970-641-1113

Hinsdale County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Hinsdale County Sheriff’s Office 970-944-2291

Huerfano County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Huerfano County Sheriff’s Office 719-738-1044

Jackson County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Jackson County Sheriff’s Office 970-723-4242

Jefferson County

Jefferson County Animal Control 303-271-5070 or Denver Dumb Friends League 800-249-5121 or Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office 303-277-0211
Arvada   Arvada Animal Management Unit 720-898-6850
Lakewood   Lakewood Animal Control 303-987-7173
Westminster   Westminster Animal Management 303-658-4360
Wheat Ridge  Wheat Ridge Police Dept. 303-235-2841

Kiowa County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office 719-438-5411

Kit Carson County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Kit Carson County Sheriff’s Dept. 719-346-8934

La Plata County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or La Plata County Animal Protection Officer 719-259-2847 x103 or Central Dispatch 970-385-2900

Lake County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Lake County Sheriff 719-486-1249

Larimer County

Larimer Humane Society 970-226-3647 x7 or Larimer County Sheriff’s Office 970-498-5100
Fort Collins   Larimer Humane Society 970-226-3647 x7
Loveland   Larimer Humane Society 970-226-3647 x7

Las Animas County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Las Animal County Sheriff’s Office 719-846-2211

Lincoln County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office 719-743-2426

Logan County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Logan County Humane Society 970-520-2804 or Logan County Sheriff’s Office 970-522-2578

Mesa County

Mesa County Animal Services 970-242-4646 or Mesa County Sheriff’s Office 970-244-3937
Fruita    Fruita Police Dept. 970-858-3008

Mineral County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Mineral County Sheriff’s Dept. 719-658-2575

Moffat County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Moffat County Sheriff’s Office 970-824-4495

Montezuma County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office 970-565-8452

Montrose County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Montrose County Sheriff’s Dept. 970-252-4023
Montrose    Montrose Police Dept. 970-252-5200

Morgan County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Morgan County Sheriff 970-542-3445

Otero County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Otero County Sheriff’s Office 719-384-5941

Ouray County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Ouray County Sheriff’s Dept. 970-325-7272

Park County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Park County Sheriff’s Office 719-836-2494

Phillips County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Phillips County Sheriff’s Office 970-854-3644

Pitkin County

Animal Safety Department 970-920-5310

Prowers County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Prowers County Sheriff’s Office 719-336-8050

Pueblo County

Pueblo Animal Services 719-544-3005 or Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office 719-583-6125

Rio Blanco County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office 970-878-96006

Rio Grande County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Rio Grande County Sheriff’s Office 719-657-4000

Routt County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Routt County Sheriff’s Dispatch 980-879-1090       
Steamboat Springs    Steamboat Springs Animal Control 970-879-1144

Saguache County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Saguache County Sheriff’s Office 719-655-2544

San Juan County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or San Juan County Sheriff’s Office 970-387-5531

San Miguel County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or San Miguel County Sheriff 970-677-2846

Sedgwick County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office 970-474-3355

Summit County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Summit County Animal Control 970-668-3230 or Summit County Sheriff’s Office 970-453-2232

Teller County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Teller County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control 719-687-9652

Washington County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Washington County Sheriff’s Office 970-345-2244

Weld County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Weld County Sheriff’s Office 970-356-4015

Yuma County

Colorado Humane Society & SPCA 800-249-5121 or Yuma County Sheriff’s Office 970-332-4805