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Wildlife in Lakewood

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Lakewood is home to many species of native wildlife. In most situations, people and wildlife can coexist without incident; most wild animals are harmless if left alone. To ensure the safety of your small pets (dogs and cats), do not leave them outdoors, unleashed or unattended.

Feeding wildlife draws animals close to residences and pets. Leaving any food source outdoors, available to wildlife, is not recommended. The feeding of wildlife (other than birds or squirrels) is not permitted in Lakewood.

It is easier to prevent a problem than it is to find a solution later, after wildlife has moved into your home or nearby.   For more information on wildlife living in Lakewood and Colorado, visit: Colorado Division of Wildlife.

If a wild animal is living on your property....

If a wild animal is currently living in a part of your property or has bitten a person or pet, contact Animal Control immediately. Do not dispose of any dead wild animal that has bitten a pet or a human before contacting Animal Control.

Animal Control does not trap, kill or relocate nuisance wildlife, but will assist with wildlife issues if possible.  We encourage you to contact a private pest control contractor for these services.  One website that provides humane solutions to wildlife problems is Urban Wildlife Rescue.

Contact the Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) at 303-297-1192, or Lakewood Animal Control at 303-987-7173 for information about deterring nuisance wildlife. You can also refer to the Quick Links on this page for additional information about Colorado's wildlife.

Contact Information:

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

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