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Working Cats

DAP can help place healthy cats that aren’t suitable as pets in environments where they can flourish, working alongside humans to provide inexpensive and effective rodent control. Adopting cats for this purpose offers a safe home and better life for cats that wouldn’t otherwise be candidates for adoption, including:

  • Cats who are inconsistent with using the litter box and would do well in an indoor/outdoor environment

Photo of working cat

  • Cats who react negatively to routine handling by people and would not do well as a house cat

Adopters must agree to provide:

  • Adequate, safe shelter to keep the cat protected from the elements
  • Food and clean water every day
  • Future medical care, if needed
  • A way to keep the cats contained for 2-3 weeks to acclimate to new surroundings

If you or anyone you know is interested in this life-saving program, visit the Adoptable Animals page and click on “Cats” — all working cats will be labeled as such. Visit Denver Animal Shelter today so meet one of our great cats that would love to come work for you!

Please help Denver Animal Shelter promote the Working Cats program by printing and posting our Working Cats flyer.


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1241 W. Bayaud Ave.
Denver, CO  80223
3-1-1 or 720-913-1311


Adoption visits end one hour before closing (all adoptions must have a visit prior to paperwork being started).

Adoption lobby is closed to visitors 30 minutes before closing. 

Owner redemption paperwork must be started by 30 minutes before closing.

Full Services

Mon – Fri | 10:30 a.m – 6:30 p.m.
Sat & Sun | 11:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.

Vaccination Clinic Services

Sat | 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Sun | 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. 

Clinic Cancellations or Schedule Changes

Occasionally we have to cancel or change the schedule for our vaccination clinic. When this occurs, cancellations will be posted in our events calendar located on the Home Page and Events Page.

Closed Holidays