The Animal Control Unit of the Weld County Sheriff’s Office employs three full-time Animal Control Officers. Monday through Thursday we have two officers on duty, and Friday, Saturday, & Sunday we have one officer on duty. An Animal Control Officer (ACO) is on duty 7 days a week, including major holidays. We work 10 hour shifts and are generally on duty between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm. We are available for call outs for emergencies only.
Our officers handle animal related complaints for the county. The ACO unit deals ONLY with calls in the unincorporated parts of the county. If you live inside the city limits of your town, you should contact your local police department or your town hall for these problems. As a general rule, if your city or town has a mayor, then our ACO does not handle calls in your town.
- Contained Animal
- Animal Bites
- Animal Welfare Checks
- General Animal Complaints - (A wide variety of calls fall under this area)
WELD COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL DOES NOT PICK UP STRAY CATS!!!!!!!
If you have found a stray cat, it is YOUR responsibility to take it to an appropriate animal shelter or rescue or to a veterinarian.
Animal Control in the Community
With help from the MaxFund (http://www.maxfund.org ) and local veterinarians, we have been able to hold low cost vaccination and spay/neuter & microchip clinics for our residents in the communities of Aristocrat Acres; Galeton,Gill, Camfield,River Valley Village and Longview Estates. At last count we have spayed or neutered approximately 500 animals and vaccinated close to 1,000 animals.