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The mission of the Animal Control Unit is to provide safety and public service to the citizens of Cañon City while also protecting the welfare of animals through enforcement and education.
The Community Services Officer conducts investigations concerning animal-related violations of Cañon City Municipal Ordinances. Investigations primarily involve:
The duties of the Animal Control Unit include:
Cañon City requires that all dogs must be licensed. The Records Unit handles the request to license dogs within city limits in accordance with Municipal Code Section 6.08.040, 6.08.050
Cañon City Dog License Fees are as follows:
Cats are not currently required to be licensed. We only deal with cats that are injured or deceased in the public right of way.
The Cañon City Police Department welcomes you to the Cañon City area and would like to remind you that for the safety of you and your dog, keep all dogs leashed in public places.