Understanding Animal Control in Boulder

Animal Control Understanding Animal Control in Boulder

All There Is to Know About Boulder County Animal Control 

Boulder County is a beautiful place. The  helps keep Boulder beautiful by making sure people and animals are safe. If an animal is homeless or lost, Boulder Animal Control is there to step in.

Animal control in Boulder is also there when a person is bitten by an animal. Dog bites are serious, and should be reported to Boulder Animal Control as soon as possible. If you've been bitten by a dog, paperwork may be the last thing on your mind. DoNotPay has a solution that will help you report your bite, and inform the owner about what happened.

What Does Boulder County Animal Control Do?

Boulder County Animal Control handles a number of animal-related complaints, including:

  • At large or loose dogs
  • Excessively noisy, barking dogs
  • Sick or injured domestic animals
  • Animal bites or injuries from domestic animals
  • Suspicions of abuse or neglected animals

In Boulder County, animal control does not handle any wildlife-related issues. If you are bitten or attacked by a wild animal, that should be handled by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife department.

You should seek medical attention after any animal bite. Even superficial animal bites or injuries can have serious complications. In Colorado, the owner may be liable for your medical bills.

What to Do if You Get Bitten by a Dog In Boulder County?

In Colorado, an owner is liable for most injuries caused by dog bites. If a person is bitten by a dog in a public or private place where they are legally allowed to be, the dog owner is liable. It doesn't matter if the dog owner wasn't negligent or if the dog was never aggressive before. 

If you are , you should report it to animal control and inform the owner as soon as possible.

Report to Animal Control 

There are a few ways to report the bite to Boulder County animal control:

  1. Call the Boulder County Sheriff's office. In Boulder, the dispatcher for the sheriff's office can also send out animal control officers
  2. File a report online. The sheriff's office does take incident reports online but this is not specific to animal control
  3. Visit the Boulder County Sheriff's Office on Flatiron Parkway. Even though the sheriff is in charge of dispatching animal control, that doesn't mean going to the sheriff's office is the best way to get an animal control officer. Animal control officers are often on the road. The sheriff's office will be able to help if you go in person but you may need to wait for an officer.

According to Boulder Animal Control, bites should be reported by the owner or victim within 12 hours of occurrence. The animal in question will be quarantined either at home or at the vet's office. This is a public health measure to ensure the animal does not have rabies.

Inform the Owner 

After you've contacted animal control, it is important that you inform the owner of the animal. The owner may already be aware of what has happened but sending a formal letter is always a good idea. This letter, called the demand letter, will let the owner know what your damages are and that you are entitled to payment. 

If you seek compensation for medical expenses, you'll need to start the process by sending a formal letter to the owner. If the owner covers your expenses then good. If not, you may need to escalate to Small Claims court.

Boulder, Colorado Animal Control Service Hours, Location, and Contact Details

Typical office hours for Boulder Animal are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. 

AddressSheriff's Headquarters

5600 Flatiron Parkway

Boulder, CO 80301

Phone NumberMain: 303-441-3600

Alternate: 303-441-4444

Fax: 303-441-4739

Animal Services: 303-441-3626


Handle a Dog Bite with DoNotPay 

DoNotPay can help with a report to animal control and informing the owner after a dog bite. Not only will DoNotPay take the burden off you, but it's a surefire way to get results. DoNotPay's carefully crafted reports and letters are fast, professional, and completely automated.

If you want to report an animal-related injury but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 3 easy steps:

  1. Search "animal" on DoNotPay, find the Animal Control product, and select whether you've sustained a physical injury.


  2. Select whether you would like to report this incident to your local government agency, or demand compensation from the pet owner.


  3. Tell us more about the incident, including when and where you were injured, a description of the animal that caused the injury, and the contact information for the pet owner (if known).


And that's it! DoNotPay will file the demand letter or government report on your behalf with your incident details! You should hear back from them directly with further questions or confirmation regarding your demands.

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Why Use DoNotPay?

There are a lot of reasons to go with DoNotPay. Here are a few:

  • It's automated. No need for phone calls or in-person visits.
  • DoNotPay has experience. Their letters and reports are carefully crafted, with well-researched language.
  • Get things done fast. DoNotPay has you covered in just 3 steps.

Getting bitten by a dog is traumatic and painful. Don't make the follow-up harder than it needs to be.  can help.

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