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  Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) City Preparedness Update

The City and County of Denver is working with local, state, and federal partners to provide accurate information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to the public. Help us spread facts, not fear.

Get COVID-19 information on relief support & resources including medical supplies for organizations, opportunities to donate and volunteer, safety information on the virus, and more!

Learn more about Testing | Get information on Recovery Guidance and Planning  |  View Denver's COVID-19 case and outbreak data


The city is gradually moving from an emergency response phase into one of relief and recovery. As of Wednesday, May 6, 2020, face coverings are mandatory while inside of or waiting in line to enter any retail or commercial business, or any location or facility offering government of health care services, and waiting for or riding on public transportation.

On May 9, 2020, many businesses were allowed to re-open with 50% of employees if able to maintain six-foot physical distancing, abide by the face-covering order and other guidelines.

Everyone is urged to stay at home unless absolutely necessary. We know this is a big ask of our residents and businesses, but it is a necessary step to ensure the health and safety of our community.

 

Denver Animal Protection COVID-19 Response

Denver Animal Protection’s (DAP’s) priorities continue to be to work hard to protect the health and safety of our pets, our community, our volunteers, and our staff. We realize the situation with COVID-19 is uncertain, rapidly evolving, and concerning for us all. We appreciate your continued support and dedication during this time.

 In-shelter adoptions will be available Monday-Friday 10:30am-5:30pm and Saturday-Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm.  Adoption visitations must be complete one hour prior to closing each day.  At this time, we are not permitting parties to self-tour through adoptable animals. Current adoptable animals are displayed online and parties can select a maximum of two animals to visit at the shelter. 

A mask/face covering, and six-feet social distancing will be required. Please read the instructional signage when arriving at the shelter and follow all social distancing markers.

We respectfully request that anyone who is currently ill (or has any known risk factors related to the virus) not visit Denver Animal Shelter. 

Denver Animal Protection provides animal care and protection services for all of Denver County.

 

Denver Animal Shelter and Animal Protection Denver Public Health and Environment LogoWe foster the human-animal bond by protecting the safety and welfare of Denver's animals and people. Denver Animal Protection is committed to:

  • Providing humane care to companion animals
  • Reuniting lost pets with their owners
  • Adopting pets to loving homes
  • Enforcing Denver County animal ordinances
  • Educating the public about animals, their needs and our critical role as a community resource

Our Denver Animal Shelter is an open-admission shelter that is home to more than 6,000 lost and abandoned pets each year. 

Champions for Excellent Care

Champions for Excellent Care                                                     

We are an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital. That means we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Pets are our passion. And keeping them  healthy is our number one priority. Here, we strive to deliver excellent care for pets. Because your pets deserve nothing less. Learn more about AAHA accreditation and why our creditation is important to you and your pet. Visit aaha.org/petowner.

 

VACCINE CLINIC CANCELLATIONS

Vaccine clinic will be cancelled Saturday July 4th and Sunday July 5th.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Denver Animal  Protection (DAP) provides care to more than 12,000 pets each year. DAP operates Denver Animal Shelter (DAS), an open-admissions shelter that is home to more than 6,000 lost and abandoned pets each year.

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Purchase a donation of treats or toys for the animals at Denver Animal Shelter from our Amazon Wish List. Amazon will ship the gift directly to the shelter!

 

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