Animal Control

Animal Control Division

The animal control division is responsible for the care and concern of animals in  the Town of Bennett. All dogs and cats require an animal license which can be obtained at Town Hall.

Lost a pet?  Check the list of pets currently being held by Animal Control.

Contact Information

303-644-3249 ext. 1017

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm  
 


Additional Contacts

Adams County Animal Control  (If you are unable to contact Bennett Animal Control) 
720-523-6777

Adams County Animal Shelter
303-288-3294

Outside Town Limits
Unincorporated Adams County  303-288-3294
Unincorporated Arapahoe County  720-874-6750

After Hours Emergencies:  911

Colorado Division of Wildlife
West side of Bennett  303-291-7137
East side of Bennett  303-291-7132


Animal Licensing

Did you know that it is illegal in the Town of Bennett to own a cat or a dog over 6 months of age without having it registered?

Please be sure to bring in your registration form and proof of rabies vaccination from your veterinarian to Town Hall.

Fees:

Spayed and Neutered Animals:  $10.00
Senior Citizens and Military recieve a 50% discount on the license fees of spayed and neutered animals

Intact (un-spayed / un-neutered) animals:  $25.00

Replacement Tags: $5.00


 

To report an animal control violation within the Town of Bennett, please fill out this form and return it or mail it to Town Hall, 355 4th St.

If any person or animal is bitten or attacked by another domestically owned animal, immediately call 911 for local law enforcement.

 


Local Ordinances

Domestic Animals

  • It is unlawful for any person to own more than a total of four (4) dogs or cats or a combination thereof within the Town, except for litters below the age of six (6) months.
  • It is also unlawful for animals to run at large within the Town, whether on public property or uninvited on your neighbor's property.
  • As a dog owner it is your responsibility to ensure that your dog is not a nuisance barker that your neighbors must endure.

Dog Barking Ordinance

Sec. 7-7-20 (g) It is unlawful to own any domestic animal which, by frequent, habitual or continued barking, yelping, or howling, meowing, squawking, clucking or otherwise, causes annoyance or disturbs the peace of a neighbor or people passing to and from upon the public streets or sidewalks, and the same is hereby declared to be a public nuisance and a violation of this Article. The Animal Control Officer shall have the authority to use all resonable means to abate such public nuisance, including but not limited to, impoundment of the animal for a violation of this Section. The Animal Control Officer shall attempt to locate and notify an absent owner of such nuisance by any reasonable means as readily as possible. No summons and complaint shall be issued  nor shall there be a conviction for violation of the Section unless there are at least two (2) or complaining witnesses from separate households who have signed such complaint and have testified at trial if held.

Prohibited Animals

It is unlawful for any person to own livestock within the Town, except in areas zoned agricultural.