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Rabies and Sick and Injured Animals

All dogs, cats and ferrets are required to be vaccinated against rabies by 4-months of age. The animal owner is then required to keep the vaccination up-to-date, as directed by their veterinarian.


For more information about rabies visit Jefferson County Heath at


Sick or Injured Animals

Contact Animal Control immediately regarding any sick or injured stray animals or wildlife. It is not safe for you to try to capture the animal. A call to Animal Control will dispatch an officer to pick up the stray animal and have it cared for by an animal health professional.

If your own pet is sick or injured contact your veterinarian, an animal emergency veterinary hospital or one of the 24-hour facilities listed below.

24 Hour Vet Facilities

Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital

10140 W 44th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033



Animal Critical Care.

2201 Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood, CO 80214



Contact Information:

Animal Control
445 S. Allison Pkwy.
Lakewood, CO 80226
Direct: 303-987-7173

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