Animal Control

Animal Control

You may call any time to report animal problems at (970) 731-2160. All animals picked up by Archuleta County Deputies are taken to the Humane Society of Pagosa Springs, located at 465 Cloman Boulevard, Pagosa Springs.


  • Investigates, prevents, and stops animal neglect and cruelty
  • Educates the public about animal welfare
  • Enforces animal-related laws by educating pet owners, issuing citations and, if necessary, impounding animals
  • Protects the public from dangerous animals
  • Quarantines animals that have bitten or attacked other animals or people
  • Rescues animals that are in danger, sick, or injured
  • Assists other law enforcement agencies

Responds to Calls

  • Dogs at large
  • Barking dogs
  • Found dogs
  • Aggressive animals
  • Stray animals that are injured, sick, or in danger
  • Animal attacks to other animals or people
  • Animal bites
  • Animal cruelty and neglect
  • Animals in traffic or loose livestock on highway