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Dec 01, 2015

Rescue Runway Showcase to Benefit Denver Animal Shelter

Adoptable dogs from Denver Animal Shelter will be showcasing the latest in furry fashions for a good cause at the Rescue Runway Showcase on Friday, Dec 4 at 6 p.m. at Pinehurst Country Club (6255 W Quincy Ave).

Nov 27, 2015

Denver Animal Protection reminds residents to ensure pets are protected when temperatures drop

Denver Animal Protection reminds residents to ensure pets are protected from the elements. Failing to do so could have dire consequence for pets, and result in a Cruelty to Animals or Animal Neglect charge, up to a $999 fine and/or a year in jail for the owner.

Oct 28, 2015

Familiarize Yourself with Denver Animal Ordinances

Whether you’re new to Denver or a lifelong resident, understanding and obeying Denver’s animal ordinances is import for maintaining the health and safety of our pets and citizens. Familiarize yourself with Denver Animal Ordinances by visiting the Denver Animal Ordinances page located under the Animal Protection tab on

Oct 28, 2015

Denver Animal Shelter Offers Reduced Cost Vaccination Clinic

On Saturdays and Sundays from 9AM-11AM, Denver Animal Shelter offers reduced-cost dog and cat vaccinations to the public.

Apr 28, 2014

Denver Animal Care and Control Officer Named Officer of the Year

Denver Animal Care and Control (ACC) Officer Stephen Romero was selected as the 2014 Colorado Animal Control Officer of the Year at the statewide annual conference of the Colorado Association of Animal Control Officers on April 24th.

Dec 4, 2013

Denver Animal Care & Control Reminds Residents to Keep Pets Safe from the Cold

As the Denver Metro area braces for several days of bitter cold, Denver Animal Care & Control reminds residents to ensure pets are protected from the elements by providing adequate shelter when outdoors.

Aug 1, 2013

Responsible pet ownership

To protect people and pets in Denver please license your pet and keep your pet on a leash.

May 10, 2013

Reduced Adoption Fees For All Animals for the Month of May

Adopt a shelter pet in the month of May!

Jan 17, 2013

New 80205 dates announced for March, April, and May

Denver Animal Shelter (DAS) and the Metro Denver Shelter Alliance (MDSA) have teamed up for a project that aims to reduce pet overpopulation.  The project is a spay/neuter program for domestic and feral cats in the 80205 zip code. 

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