Animal Control Shelter

Cripple Creek Animal Control

P. (719) 689-2655   F. (719) 689-3248


The City of Cripple Creek’s Animal Control Shelter is operated through the Cripple Creek Police Department. Animals available for adoption will be posted to this page with brief descriptions and a photo.

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Shelter Wish List:

We need donations of old clean blankets for animal bedding.
Please call (719) 689-2655 for more information.

Notice: Chocolate and Pets

Pets are very sensitive to all stimulants and chocolate is one of the worst!

chocolate_smallToo much chocolate can cause Central Nervous System failure. In pets symptoms will generally occur from 6-12 hours after ingestion. Most commonly you will see vomiting, diarrhea, bloating and restlessness. This can then progress into hyperactivity and seizures. Pets can die from chocolate overdose. There can even be a secondary pancreatitis associated with chocolate ingestion.

Keep in mind: The darker the chocolate the more chance of toxicity. The two affecting chemicals are Theobromine and Caffeine. The darker the chocolate is the higher the amounts of these two chemicals. An example is milk chocolate has 58 mg/oz of Theobromine and 20 mg/oz of Caffeine. Dark Sweet chocolate had 130 mg/oz of Theobromine and 20 mg/oz of Caffeine.

Toxicity levels will vary with the weight of your pet. If you know that your pet had gotten into chocolate (especially large amounts of dark chocolate or Cocoa) you should immediately seek veterinary care. The faster treatment is started the more likely you will have a successful outcome. Treatment is generally a purging of the digestive tract followed by supportive care and monitoring.

Take care of our four-legged friends and protect them from themselves by placing chocolate and other stimulants well out of their reach!

City Dog Licenses are available for purchase at the Cripple Creek Police Department 24/7. Remember to bring proof of a rabies vaccination. Cost for licenses are:

  • $5.00 for dogs that have been spayed/neutered
  • $15.00 for dogs that have not been altered