Animal Control

BANNER - Animal Control Department

Contact Information

Walsenburg Animal Control
525 S. Albert Avenue
Walsenburg, CO 81089

Tel: 719-738-1048


Ron Romero - Animal Control Officer


My name is Ron Romero, I have been married to my beautiful wife 43 years. We have two beautiful daughters. My wife and I, came from the Denver, area in 1993. I have worked for the City of Walsenburg, for 18 years.

My first 11 years, were under the City Police Department, as Animal Control Officer. All animal control duties, responsibilities, I enforce under City Ordinance 925. Issuing citations, written, and verbal warnings, court testimony, returning dogs to their owners, adopting, them out, or placing them with other agencies, as last resort euthanasia, with a local vet.

All incoming dogs are vaccinated for Parvo virus, Cannine distemper, kennel cough, 9 in 1 shot, except Rabies, which are administered by a licensed Vet. The up keep of the animal shelter is my responsibility, cleaning, sterilizing, indoor, and outdoor kennels. Purchasing all supplies as needed. Keeping record of incoming, and outgoing dogs, dates, adoptions, agency, euthanasia, medical records. Purchasing shelter License, every year. All records must be kept at the animal shelter for a minimum of a two year period. I meet with the State Inspector from the Colorado Department of Agriculture, once a year, for shelter inspection. I am, also responsible for the up keep of the animal control vehicle.

I later took on Code Enforcement under City Ordinance 1022, & 1042, concerning unsightly premises, rubbish, trash, weeds & grass over 8 inches high.


Ordinance No. 925 -- Regulating The License And Impoundment Of Animals

Ordinance No. 1022 --  An Ordinance Defining And Prohibiting Nuisances

Ordinance No. 1042 -- An Ordinance Prohibiting Weeds Brush And Rubbish


Dog License - available through the City Clerk's Office

Rabbit and Chicken Permit