Police Department

General Information

Major Reason for Animal Control

Irresponsible pet ownership and pet over-population are the main reasons that any animal control office exists.

Pets can provide significant benefits for families. When pets are not properly cared for, they can become not only a nuisance, but also a threat to the health and safety of neighbors.

The Community Services Officer (CSO) is concerned with protecting citizens from animal borne diseases, primarily rabies.

The CSO provides a level of security to citizens from the following from many animals: 

  • Annoyance

  • Intimidation

  • Irritation

  • Injury

Protecting Animals
The CSO protects animals from:

  • Improper use

  • Abuse

  • Neglect

  • Inhumane treatment

The CSO also protects animals from hazards--primarily rabies--by doing the following: 

  • Assuring those animals contacted have the proper inoculations

  • Encourage responsible pet ownership

  • Reduce animal population through encouragement of spaying and neutering

The CSO also provides the City of Lone Tree a level of health and safety by the removal of dead animals from the streets, and those on private property on an individual basis.

The CSO will provide assistance and education to residents regarding wildlife concerns and contacts.