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Public Invited to Meet and Greet with Animal Protection Officer

Sgt. Stephen Romero, a nearly 22-year veteran of Denver Animal Protection (DAP), will host a community meet and greet session on Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Capital One Café located next to Union Station at 1550 Wewatta St. in Denver. 

The event will offer community members an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the vital services DAP officers provide to both people and animals every day. It will also give DAP officers an opportunity to better understand the community’s animal protection needs and open a helpful dialogue with residents. Anyone curious about the work DAP officers do to educate and protect people and animals, and especially those interested in pursuing a career in animal protection, are encouraged to attend. 

DAP is committed to providing humane care to companion animals; reuniting lost pets with their owners; adopting pets to loving homes; enforcing Denver City and County animal ordinances; and proactively educating the public about animals, their needs and DAP’s critical role as a community resource. 

In September 2017 alone, DAP officers responded to 1,734 calls in addition to providing education and materials to community members. These efforts contributed to helping vaccinate 429 animals, spaying or neutering 250 animals, microchipping 36 animals and providing foster care for 44 animals. DAP officers also helped return 36 pets to their homes and families, ensuring these animals never needed to enter the shelter’s care.