• Contact Information

    Animal Control Office

    Monday - Friday
    7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    Contact Us

    700 Jefferson County Pkwy.
    Ste. 160
    Golden, CO 80401

    After-hours and animal emergencies

    24 hours a day/ seven days a week

  • Sick and Injured Animals

    Please contact the animal control office in your jurisdiction about sick or injured strays. If the animal is found in unincorporated Jefferson County, call the animal control office or the sheriff's office and an officer will respond.

    If a citizen chooses to take a sick or injured animal to an emergency vet on their own, the individual will need prior approval from Jefferson County Animal Control, otherwise the treatment expenses may not be covered. 


    Jefferson County is the home of many wildlife species (bats, skunks, raccoons, etc.) known to transmit this incurable disease to pets and people. All dogs must be vaccinated after reaching 6 months of age. Keep the rabies certificate as proof of current vaccination for licensing and proof of ownership.

    Notice Icon 24x24 Connect View the interactive Rabies positive animals map for information and locations where animals have been submitted and tested positive for terrestrial rabies in 2016.

    Watch this video for information about rabies in Jefferson County.

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