Cats are considered free-roaming animals and the leash law does not apply to them. There is no law in unincorporated Jefferson County that pertains to loose or roaming cats.
Citizens can legally trap a cat with a live, humane trap on their own property and take the animal to the Foothills Animal Shelter. The cat owner must then come to the shelter and pay the impound fees before receiving their cat.
We recommend that all cat owners keep their cats contained on their own property to avoid pet injury or death, not to mention the nuisance the cats can cause to your neighbors.
Cats should be vaccinated for rabies annually and wear an identification tag. Animal control will impound cats that have bitten a person, are sick or injured.
Directions from 6th Avenue Drive north at the intersection of Heritage Road and 6th Avenue. You are now on Jefferson County Parkway. Stay in the left lane and drive 0.8 mile. The animal control office is on the left side of the road; it is the only single-story building on Jefferson County Parkway. Animal control shares a building with open space and operations.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m
Sunday - Saturday
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sheriff's office facilities are closed to the public on all legal holidays.