The Animal Safety Officer is certified through the State of Colorado, Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Protection, which gives them the authority to enforce Colorado State Statutes regarding animal welfare issues. The Pitkin County Animal Safety Department is a Division of the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office.
Pitkin County Animal Safety Officer: ReRe Baker (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information go to the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office
Pitkin County Animal Safety, as part of the Northeast WeCARe (Western Colorado Animal Resources) Coalition, would like to thank the Maddies Fund for their generosity in providing a $40,000 grant to be distributed to our dog and cat adoption WeCARe member organizations in Summit, Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin counties. The grant was provided by Maddies Fund for all the organizations involved for providing our shelter data information in response to WeCARe's collaborative efforts in providing two years of shelter statistics.
To view the shelter data of these four counties please click here
In Pitkin County, the Pitkin County Animal Safety Department received $5,800.00.
Maddie was the miniature Schnauzer whose lifetime of unconditional love and devotion to the Duffield Family inspired the creation of Maddie's Fund. For more information on the Maddies Fund and the great work that they do for animals across the country visit their website at www.maddiesfund.org
- Enforcement of laws relating to domestic animals and livestock, animal licensing and rabies vaccination requirements.
- Assisting with wildlife calls when a Wildlife Officer is not readily available.
- Overseeing the euthanasia of unwanted ,unclaimed,diseased or injured companion animals. Euthanizing injured or sick deer or elk. The removal of dead animals and quarantine of animals when the threat of rabies is a factor.
- Investigation of animal safety complaints including but not limited to: animal bites,cruelty/neglect, vicious dogs, harassment, barking dogs, abandonment and injuries to animals.
- Providing information and public education through the press, schools, and various community meetings as well as with local veterinarians on animal safety issues.