Laws & Ordinances

El Paso County

Codes, resolutions, and ordinances vary based on where you live. This map shows the current designated animal control areas in El Paso County. We work to keep this information as current as possible. 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)

El Paso County Law

Resolution 17-201; view the map above to see the current designated animal control areas in El Paso County.

Colorado Springs City Code

Chapter 6: Neighborhood Vitality/Community Health (Article 7 – 11 Regulation of Animals)

Fountain Municipal Code

Title 6: Regulation of Animals

Monument Municipal Code

Title 6: Animals

animal law enforcement officer petting large black dog

How many animals can I own?

City of Colorado Springs

City of Colorado Springs 6.7.106 (F)
  • up to 4 adult dogs and 4 adult cats

Unincorporated El Paso County

  • up to 4 adult dogs or cats, or any combination, except in properly zoned areas; for further zoning information, contact 719.520.6300 or click here

City of Fountain

City of Fountain 6.02.040 (F)
  • single family detached home: up to 6 dogs or cats, or any combination, with no more than 4 adults dogs; multi-family residences with a shared common wall: up to 2 dogs or cats, or any combination

City of Manitou Springs

City of Manitou Springs 7.03.010 (E)
  • up to 4 adult dogs and 4 adult cats

Town of Monument

Town of Monument 17.04.050
  • up to 6 adult dogs or cats, or any combination

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 El Paso County are transported and cared for at Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region’s Colorado Springs 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:

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.

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.

Proof of a current rabies vaccination and pet license

Contact your veterinarian if you need copies of your vaccination history.

Payment

Cash, Visa, or MasterCard (checks are not accepted)

We work hard to ensure the health and safety of your pet while at our facility, even if it’s just for a short time. We do charge boarding fees on a per day to help cover the cost of caring for your pet during their stay. If your pet receives necessary medical care from our veterinary team, the total due may increase. By law, other fees associated with ensuring your pet meets rabies vaccination and licensing regulations may be required. Our customer service team will walk you through a description of these charges.

Additional help

Contact the local brand inspector for stray livestock in El Paso County

719.382.5016

Address: 224 E Kiowa Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

719.385.5922
[email protected]

Contact Colorado Parks and Wildlife to report injured or problem wildlife
Address: 4255 Sinton Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80907

719.227.5200 (local) or 303.297.1192 (headquarters)

Address: 705 S Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

719.444.7000

Contact the local health department for domestic or wild animal bites
Address: 1675 W Garden of the Gods Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80907

719.578.3220

Address: 101 W. Costilla, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

719.390.5555

Address: 270 Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

719.448.7700

Contact PACFA with complaints regarding pet stores and pet care facilities

303.239.4166

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 Law

Title 06: Animal Control

Pueblo Municipal Code

Chapter 4: Animals (Article 1 Animal Control)

animal law enforcement officer loading animals in van

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:

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.

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.

Proof of a current rabies vaccination and pet license

Contact your veterinarian if you need copies of your vaccination history.

Payment

Cash, Visa, or MasterCard (checks are not accepted)

We work hard to ensure the health and safety of your pet while at our facility, even if it’s just for a short time. We do charge boarding fees on a per day to help cover the cost of caring for your pet during their stay. If your pet receives necessary medical care from our veterinary team, the total due may increase. By law, other fees associated with ensuring your pet meets rabies vaccination and licensing regulations may be required. Our customer service team will walk you through a description of these charges.

Additional help

Contact the local brand inspector for stray livestock in Pueblo County

719.225.0137

Contact Colorado Parks and Wildlife to report injured or problem wildlife
Address: 600 Reservoir Road, Pueblo, CO 81005

719.561-5300 (local) or 303.297.1192 (headquarters)

Contact PACFA with complaints regarding pet stores and pet care facilities

303.239.4166

Pueblo County Combined Court

303.239.4166

Pueblo Police Department

Address: 200 S Main Street, Pueblo, CO 81003

719.553.2502

Pueblo County Department of Health

Contact the local health department for domestic or wild animal bites
Address: 101 W 9th Street, Pueblo, CO 81003

719.583.4300

Pueblo County Sheriff's Office Non-Emergency Dispatch

Address: 909 Court Street, Pueblo, CO 81003

719.583.6250

Pueblo Municipal Court

Address: 200 S Main Street, Pueblo, CO 81003

719.562.3810

Pueblo Police Department Non-Emergency Dispatch

Address: 200 S Main Street, Pueblo, CO 81003

719.553.2502

City of Centennial

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)

Douglas 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)

Douglas County Law

Resolution 019-029