How to Report Dog and Other Animal Bites to Animal Control in Colorado Springs

Animal Control How to Report Dog and Other Animal Bites to Animal Control in Colorado Springs

Contact Colorado Springs Animal Control Easily

Animal control in the city of Colorado Springs, CO is overseen by the Humane Society Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR). That organization also oversees El Paso County animal control. These and other municipalities and county governments in the region have contracted with HSPPR to enforce animal-related laws based on the knowledge and experience that the organization has in that area.

If you find yourself dealing with an issue related to animal control in Colorado Springs, it is a good idea to contact HSPPR to request help. There may be occasions, though, where you find yourself on your own to pursue your rights to the fullest extent of the law. In such cases, if you don't want to pay the legal fees for a lawyer knowledgeable about dog bites, now you have an alternative: DoNotPay.

About Colorado Springs Animal Control

The Animal Law Enforcement Division of the Humane Society Pikes Peak Region serves El Paso County, Pueblo County, Douglas County, and the City of Centennial. This is a total area of  5,400 square miles serving over one million citizens.

ALE certainly stays busy: In 2020 it received 41,275 calls for service.

What Services Does Colorado Springs Animal Control Offer?

The Humane Society Pikes Peak Region, in conjunction with its Animal Law Enforcement Division, helps residents of Colorado Springs with lost and found pets, pet licensing, pet adoption, reports of animal cruelty, and reports of nuisance or dangerous dogs, among other topics.

Colorado Springs Animal Control Location, Hours, and Contact Details

Below is information on how you can contact Colorado Springs Animal Control. 

Address639 Abbot Lane

Colorado Springs, CO 80905

Phone Number(719) 302-8798
Websitewww.hsppr.org
HoursSummer Hours (April to October)

Monday to Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Winter Hours (November to March) 

Monday to Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Colorado Springs Animal Laws

Colorado Springs has many laws related to animals, and you'll want to familiarize yourself with them if you find yourself needing to report an animal-related incident.  Some of these laws are as follows:

6.7.107: Duty to Restrain Animals:

A. It shall be the duty of any owner or keeper of any dog or hoofed animal to restrain the dog or hoofed animal by means of confinement, collar and leash, or bridle from running at large upon any park or other public place in the City, and to prevent the dog or hoofed animal from becoming a danger to persons or property, or from trespassing upon the property of another. The animal is hereby declared a nuisance and may be taken up and impounded or confined, as provided in article 10 of this chapter.

6.7.108: Dangerous Animals:

A. Prohibited: No person who owns, keeps, or exercises control over any animal shall allow the animal to do the following:

  1. To attack or threaten to attack or bite any person or domestic animal not on the premises of the owner or keeper.
  2. To attack or threaten to attack or bite any person or domestic animal upon the premises of the residence of the owner or keeper or the premises of any business establishment. While there are certain exceptions allowed to the above regulations, they are rare.

What Do I Do If I've Been Bitten By an Animal in Colorado Springs?

If you are bitten by an animal in Colorado Springs, you'll want to make a report as soon as you can.

Colorado law states that all animal bites must be reported to the health department.

You can file a report about a bite in El Paso County here. You will need to provide details such as:

1. When the bite occurred

2. The identity of the victim

3. Information on the biting animal (such as location, species, breed, and circumstance of bite).

How to Report Dog Bites in Colorado Springs on Your Own

The above reporting process goes through the El Paso County Health Department. This agency, however, does not deal with animal control. And reporting your concerns about an aggressive dog to the Animal Law Enforcement Division of the Humane Society Pikes Peak Region may or may not bring you the results that you desire.

Given that fact, you might also give some thought to other ways of addressing a dog bite that you or a loved one suffers in Colorado Springs. For example, you could:

  • Talk to the dog owner to express your concerns and request compensation for any medical treatment you had to seek.
  • Pursue reimbursement in small claims court.
  • Sue for damages for your dog bite.

Why Use DoNotPay to Help With Colorado Springs Animal Control Issues

The options mentioned above can all be very time-consuming, and you may not be sure how to navigate all the steps correctly. Luckily, though, now DoNotPay can do the hard work of dealing with your animal control issues in Colorado Springs for you. 

How to report an animal-related incident on DoNotPay:

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).

     

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DoNotPay has influence that reaches far beyond Colorado Springs. It can help you with animal control ordinances across the nation.  A few of the other animal-related topics that we can tackle for you include:

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