TELLER COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL REMINDS OWNERS TO KEEP THEIR BELOVED PETS ON LEASH WHEN AROUND TRAFFIC

Teller County, CO, December 17, 2020– Teller County Animal Control Officers would like to take this opportunity to remind animal owners to keep their dogs on a leash to protect their beloved pets from wandering into traffic. An unfortunate scene unfolded yesterday in the Indian Creek Subdivision. A Deputy with the Sheriff’s Office was on his way to a call when he encountered two vehicles parked alongside the roadway with their doors open. As the Deputy cautiously drove around the cars, a dog darted out from the front of the second car and began to chase his patrol vehicle. The Deputy slowed down and after thinking the dog was clear, felt his tire strike something.


The Deputy immediately stopped and got out of his vehicle to check to see if he had hit the dog but it ran away. All of us are animal lovers at this agency; the Deputy decided that the dog and the family had suffered enough from this accident and used his discretion properly in deciding not to cite the dog’s owner for “Dog at Large.”


This Deputy and the Sheriff’s Office would like to acknowledge the grief of the family and hope for the best outcome for their beloved pet.


Please keep your pets on a leash (or verbal leash) whenever you are near areas of vehicular traffic or wildlife areas as a responsible pet owner would always do.


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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Commander Greg Couch - PIO at 719-472-4347 or email at couchg@co.teller.co.us.

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Divide, CO 80814

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