Animal cruelty includes abandonment of a pet; physical abuse; failure to provide food, water, shelter or veterinary care; improper tethering; overworking an animal; fighting of animals; putting animals in a situation that causes distress (i.e. a hot car); or keeping an animal in unsanitary conditions.
If you are concerned for the welfare of an animal, contact us immediately at (970) 226-3647 ext. 7.
Officers will investigate the situation. Depending on the nature of the case, officers may impound the animal or give the owner time to come into compliance. Citations and/or criminal charges may result.
For more information regarding the improper care and treatment of animals as it pertains to the Fort Collins municipal code, please visit code section 4-70.