Pueblo Animal Law Enforcement recognized by CAACO

The Animal Law Enforcement division of Pueblo Animal Services was named the 2017 Agency of the Year, presented by the Colorado Association of Animal Control Officers (CAACO) at a recent award ceremony. At the same ceremony, Pueblo ALE Officer Tasha Reed was awarded the Medal of Valor for her heroic efforts to save a family from a dog attack here in Pueblo in February of 2017.

The Animal Law Enforcement division of Pueblo Animal Services was named the 2017 Agency of the Year, presented by the Colorado Association of Animal Control Officers (CAACO) at a recent award ceremony.

Pueblo Animal Law Enforcement Division consists of 8 ALE Officers, one sergeant and one lieutenant. They cover all of Pueblo County, over 2,400 square miles of territory for a small but mighty team. This division consistently responds to between 16,000 and 18,000 calls for service annually. Even with this high rate of calls for service, their response time to emergency calls averages just 13 minutes. They are committed to seeing cruelty to animals and dangerous animal cases through to satisfactory resolution for both the animal and human victims of these crimes. They provide in-service training related to animals for the Pueblo Police Department and assist the police and sheriff’s department regularly in the field when necessary. They also play a key role in disaster response, whether man made or natural, as displayed during the 2016 Beulah Hill and Junkins Fires where they rescued many animals from the evacuation zones.

At the same ceremony, Pueblo ALE Officer Tasha Reed was awarded the Medal of Valor for her heroic efforts to save a family from a dog attack here in Pueblo in February of 2017.

CAACO is a non-profit organization formed in 1975 to improve the methods of animal control practice, inform the public about animal control, promote justice and equity in the enforcement of animal control laws and advance the health, welfare, professionalism and morale of all animal control officers in the state of Colorado.

Get more information about Officer Tasha Reed’s award and Pueblo ALE in this great article from the Pueblo Chieftain