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Destroy the Evidence – Once a cat has marked an area with urine or feces, the cat may naturally regard it as an appropriate area for relieving itself. Do all that you can to eliminate any trace of odor from the “trouble spot”. Clean it thoroughly with a liquid, enzyme cleaner or vinegar. You can also cover the area with a plastic carpet runner with the spike side up, self-sticking shelf paper placed with sticky side up, or aluminum foil. If your cat still can’t resist the area, try placing its food there. Cats are not likely to urinate where they eat.

Denver Cat Rescues & Shelters

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Denver Animal Shelter. At this time our Summer Session is full. We will be reopening applications for our Fall Session in mid-July. Please check back then to apply. Thank you!

Denver Animal Shelter - View Adoptable Pets Online

Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue has cats and kittens for adoption. Adopt a pet in Denver, Colorado. You have received a Past Due licensing notice for your pet's Denver Animal License. Our records indicate that we mailed the first notice to you approximately 60 days ago, and have not received a response. A has been applied to the amount due for your license. If you have not yet licensed your pet, please do so within 10 days.

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Why was licensing privatized?

The City of Denver chose to privatize animal licensing beginning in 2013 to promote animal licensing, to increase the cost-effectiveness of the program, and to provide additional services to its citizens.
Who is PetData?
PetData, Inc., headquartered in Farmers Branch, Texas, provides animal licensing services for municipalities and animal welfare agencies throughout North America. The company, a member of the National Animal Control Association, has been in business since 1993. PetData’s goals are to increase animal licensing, to reduce animal euthanasia, to educate the community, and to help solve animal control problems.
Does PetData sell information?
We at PetData consider the privacy of our clients to be of paramount importance. PetData has never sold information or data to any third-party. PetData does not use any personally identifiable data collected for any purpose other than those as determined by client contracts. We do not respond to requests for information from non-client individuals or corporations, nor do we release information without the express written consent of our client agencies. Groups or individuals requesting licensing data should contact the individual client's animal services agency director as we release data only to our contracted client.

Denver, Colorado - Pet Adoption


Established in 1982, Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue (formerly Animal Rescue and Adoption Society) is a non-profit, limited intake, cage-free cat shelter located in Denver, Colorado. The dedicated staff and volunteers care for approximately 125 homeless, abandoned, abused, and neglected cats and kittens. RMFR receives no government funding and is dependent upon donations from the community and the proceeds from fundraising events. In our shelter, felines of all ages - most of which need homes - enjoy cozy nooks and soft beds, lots of toys, warm sunlight, good meals and special attention. In total, we have 6 rooms of adoptable felines, a large cat-safe outdoor yard for adult cats who wish to spend time outdoors, a small outdoor pen for the cats in the Shy Room, and a stimulating, fun indoor environment with a protected outdoor pen for our cats that have tested positive for FIV and FeLV.Denver Animal Protection (DAP) provides animal care and protection services for all of Denver County. We foster the human-animal bond by protecting the safety and welfare of Denver's animals and citizens. DAP is committed to providing humane care to companion animals; reuniting lost pets with their owners; adopting pets to loving homes; enforcing Denver County animal ordinances; and proactively educating the public about animals, their needs, and DAP's critical role as a community resource.