Denver, CO asked in Animal / Dog Law for Colorado

Q: So I just encountered the animal control . And we’ll they said one of my dogs were being beaten and malnourished.

This is false but the reason he showed up was because I guess my husband kicked him . When that was also false. I’m just worried they’ll come back and try to do something for false information... but I know we didn’t do anything wrong but refuse to let them see my dog what will happen??

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Juliet Piccone
Juliet Piccone
  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • Greenwood Village, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: Animal control officers can and will use deception while investing any number of complaints, even anonymous ones. I’ve had clients who were told the exact same thing, only to show their dog(s) to AC and have it seized for a completely different reason, for example to enforce a pit bull ban or to “ID” the dogs for an attack on a cat that the dogs were completely innocent of. (Just two examples that come to mind).

If AC has credible evidence of a violation for which they can obtain a search and seizure warrant, they will get it. Hopefully you didn’t already say too much. Exercise your right to remain silent.

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