In the City of Boulder, cats are considered free-roaming animals and leash and licensing laws do not apply to them. Animal control cannot pick up stray cats unless they are sick, injured or have bitten a person.
Cats are subject to vaccination, nuisance, and aggressive animal laws.
All cats must be vaccinated against rabies, beginning at four months of age. After the initial vaccination, animals must be kept current on rabies vaccinations by either a one-year or three-year vaccination. Properly vaccinating your animal, ensures them and your family stay healthy from disease.
Many times free roaming cats will dig up flower beds, leave feces in unwanted areas or even kill wildlife.
If a cat is causing a nuisance by defecating or destroying property, a property owner has the legal right to remove the cat from their property and bring it to a local animal shelter. Impound and board fees apply to the impounded animal.
The guardian of the cat may also be charged with a violation of owning a nuisance cat resulting in monetary fines and other restrictions.
Solutions for homeowners
If you are having trouble with cats coming onto your property and defecating, uprooting plants and otherwise creating problems, here are some things you can do to discourage them from coming around:
Last Updated on Friday, 07 September 2012 12:15