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Colorado is known for its abundant wildlife, and animals inevitably find their way into our communities. While most people are fascinated or delighted when wildlife, such as deer or elk, wander into their neighborhoods, these incidents can cause serious problems - for instance, when a coyote is stalking your pet or a raccoon manages to claw its way into an attic.
Jefferson County Animal Control Officers are not authorized or trained to handle nuisance wildlife; however, there are many resources available, nonprofit and for-profit, to manage the situation. Animal control does not endorse any particular service or company and strongly recommends that consumers check references, licenses, insurance and bonding before hiring any company.
Please check your telephone directory or search "pest control" for additional resources.
Animal control officers often remove stray, dead animals from the road or residential/commercial property as a courtesy to citizens if the animal weighs less than 100 pounds. If reaching the animal is deemed unsafe or otherwise prohibitive, officers will not attempt to remove it.
In unincorporated Jefferson County, loose livestock should be reported to animal control at 303-271-5070 or to patrol at 303-277-0211.If possible, loose livestock will be safely confined to a pasture or enclosure and the Colorado State Brand Inspector will be contacted. The state brand commissioners are responsible for handling estrays. The Colorado State Brand Inspector may be reached at 303-294-0895.
For control and or removal of bees and wasps, please refer to your telephone directory to find a pest-control service.
As Colorado's human population continues to grow, there are more people living and recreating in bear country. The potential for conflict will inevitably rise, but there are actions humans can take to mitigate bear break-ins, conflict or run-ins on the trail. Below are links to some videos provided by our partners at Colorado Parks and Wildlife:
Bearproofing Your Home Solving Your Bear ProblemCamping and Hiking in Bear CountryWhat To Do if You See a Bear
Every citizen can help both people and coyotes by taking action to re-instill them with a healthy and natural fear of people. To learn more visit our Coyotes webpage.
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