To Report an Animal at Large or a Vicious Animal
call the Fort Morgan Police Department at (970) 867-5678
To see if your pet is at the Animal Shelter, contact the Fort Morgan Humane Society at (970) 542-6416.
For an Emergency, Dial 9-1-1
24 Hours a Day
7 Days a Week
Most of us have had a pet at one time in our lives and most of us know how an animal can become one of the family. The problem is if your “family friend” is loose, to someone else it is a stray animal that may be a nuisance, cause fear, or worse, may become the victim of a vicious animal or hit by a vehicle.
Fort Morgan has City Municipal Codes
(Chapters 5-12 and 5-30
) that do not allow animals to run at large. These Codes
most commonly cover dogs and cats but also specify fowl such as chickens, geese, and other birds. These Codes
are enacted to protect animals and people alike.
For a first time offense of having a dog running loose, a person would be issued a summons and given the option of admitting guilt and paying a $60 fine or going to court. A second offense results in a summons with a mandatory court appearance. In this instance, if they are found guilty not only would they have to pay a fine, they would also have the expense of missing work.