Laws & Ordinances - Pueblo County

Codes, resolutions, and ordinances vary based on where you live. Please give us a call if you have questions and we'd be glad to help you out.

Colorado State Statutes
Title 18: Criminal Code
(Article 9 Offenses Against Public Peace, Order and Decency, Part 2 Cruelty to Animals)

Pueblo County Code
Title 06: Animal Control

Pueblo Municipal Code
Chapter 4: Animals
(Article 1 Animal Control)

How Many Animals Can I Own?

City of Pueblo
Sec. 11-4-9 - Kennel and Cattery Licenses
up to 4 adult dogs and 4 adult cats
Pueblo County up to 4 adult dogs; for further zoning information, contact 719.583.6100 or click here

Adult animal is defined as any dog or cat over the age of 4 months. There may be exceptions to the number and type of animals you can legally own (such as pot belly pigs, fowl (chickens, ducks, etc.), or certain hoofed animals). These exceptions will vary by jurisdiction. Please consult your city or county code and contact your local code enforcement/zoning department for more information.

Impounded Animals

Animals impounded in Pueblo County are transported and cared for at Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region's Pueblo campus. You can find location and contact information at the bottom of this page. Pets may be reclaimed during normal Lost & Found hours. Just follow the signs for Admissions when you arrive.

If you are reclaiming a pet, please be sure to bring:

  1. driver's license or ID with your current address (if your address is not current, you will need to bring a document with your name and current address, such as a utility or phone bill)
  2. proof of ownership, which may include veterinary records, a photograph, registration information, adoption paperwork, or other proof you are the legal owner of the animal
  3. proof of a current rabies vaccination and pet license
  4. payment via cash, Visa, or MasterCard (checks are not accepted)


Please note there may be fees associated with caring for your pet while at HSPPR. Impound fees may range from $30 - $60, depending on whether your pet has a current animal license (required by law) and the number of previous impounds. A daily boarding fee of $10 is also assessed. If your pet is not vaccinated against rabies (required by law) or licensed (required by law), additional fees may apply. You will also be responsible for any medical care incurred while your pet is impounded, including emergency veterinary treatment and medications.

Additional Help

BRAND INSPECTOR
contact the local brand inspector, Gary Fellhauer, for stray livestock in Pueblo County
Phone: (719) 225-0137

COLORADO PARKS AND WILDLIFE 
contact Colorado Parks and Wildlife to report injured or problem wildlife
Address: 600 Reservoir Road, Pueblo, CO 81005
Phone: (719) 561-5300 (local) or (303) 297-1192 (headquarters)

PET ANIMAL CARE FACILITIES ACT
contact PACFA with complaints regarding pet stores and pet care facilities
Phone: (303) 239-4166

PUEBLO COUNTY COMBINED COURT
Address: 501 N Elizabeth Street, Pueblo, CO 81003
Phone: (719) 583-7000

PUEBLO COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
contact the local health department for domestic or wild animal bites
Address: 101 W 9th Street, Pueblo, CO 81003
Phone: (719) 583-4300

PUEBLO COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Address: 
909 Court Street, Pueblo, CO 81003
Phone: (719) 583-6250 (non-emergency dispatch) 

PUEBLO MUNICIPAL COURT
Address: 200 S Main Street, Pueblo, CO 81003
Phone: (719) 562-3810

PUEBLO POLICE DEPARTMENT
Address: 200 S Main Street, Pueblo, CO 81003
Phone: (719) 553-2502 (non-emergency dispatch)