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A: To find the agency in your area that investigates reports of animal cruelty or neglect, click on your county on the map below. The agencies listed will be those directly involved in investigations in your area. In those counties that do not employ Bureau of Animal Protection agents, reports should be made to the Sheriff’s Office or local law enforcement. you can also call the Bureau of Animal Protection at the Colorado Department of Agriculture at (303) 869-9130.
A: Complainants must provide a detailed description of the issue, which minimally would include the species of animal(s) involved, the location of the animal(s), and the animal owner information. Complainant contact information is requested, but complainants may remain anonymous.
A: Local law enforcement and/or animal control will follow up on complaint, with assistance from the Bureau of Animal Protection if necessary. Only law enforcement and district attorneys can file criminal cruelty or neglect charges against an individual.
A: Request that the contacted agency call you after following up on your complaint. Be aware that officers may not be able to comment on a case until the investigation is completed, especially if there is a possibility of pending litigation.