Large Animal Evacuations

Large Animal Evacuation

During emergencies, Jeffco Fairgrounds can be activated as a large animal evacuation center. Direction to activate comes from the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office and until Jeffco Fairgrounds is given that direction, we are not able to accept large animal evacuations. When we are accepting large animal evacuations, Jeffco Fairgrounds will post on our social media pages, the links to which can be found to the left in yellow.  When activated, small animal evacuations, including dogs, cats, and chickens can be taken to Foothills Animal Shelter. More information on evacuations can be found on the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office website on the Animal Evacuations page.

When we’re accepting large animal evacuations, the Fairgrounds team is typically away from our computers and out in the field. Because of this, you may experience delayed response times. If you have an immediate need, please call 303-271-6600.

Fairground Volunteers

Volunteer Information

Jeffco Fairgrounds occasionally needs volunteers during emergencies. Some volunteer duties can include: building and tearing down stalls, mucking stalls, and administrative duties including answering the phones and assisting with returning voicemails. 

Jeffco Fairgrounds Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Each volunteer must sign a waiver and may be subject to additional screening.

If you are interested in volunteering during an emergency, please complete this form and the below waiver.

Large Animal Evacuation - Volunteer Waiver

Other Emergency Volunteer Opportunities:

Jeffco Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Jefferson County Animal Response Team, can also utilize volunteers to assist with animal intake and care. This area of volunteering requires specialized training that must be completed prior to an emergency event. 


Jeffco Fairgrounds is able to accept donations during times of emergencies.

Acceptable Donations:

  • Wheel Barrows
  • Shavings
  • Manure Forks
  • Ag Wash

Unacceptable Donations:

  • Cash
  • Feed
  • Hay
  • Dog/Cat Food

Each donor will receive a receipt for their donation. Please call 303-271-6600 or email the Fairgrounds team with any questions or to arrange a donation drop-off.