About Us

Animal Law Enforcement (ALE), a division of Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, is contracted to serve El Paso County, Douglas County, Pueblo County, and the City of Centennial, an area encompassing approximately 5,400 square miles and serving over one million citizens. 

ALE is committed to protecting, promoting, and enhancing the safety, health, and quality of life of pets and people through proactive enforcement of  laws and positive responsible pet ownership education. Officers are empowered with authority by the cities and counties served and many are also agents of the Bureau of Animal Protection. All ALE officers are recognized as Peace Officers by 30-15-105 and 30-42-107 C.R.S.

ALE’s primary function is to enforce ordinances, codes, and Colorado Revised Statutes that address domestic animals. These laws primarily pertain to:

  • animals running at large
  • bites (domestic animals only)
  • cruelty to animals
  • dangerous animals
  • keeping of animals/sanitary requirements
  • licensing and vaccination requirements
  • noisy pets

Laws vary by jurisdication. Please use the Law menu above for more information in your area.