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City residents who want to report animal cruelty now have a new option, in addition to reporting the incident to police. The Boulder Police Department is partnering with Crime Stoppers to allow people to report anonymous tips about concerns, such as abuse or neglect, dog fighting and other inhumane activities involving dogs, cats or horses.
Before now, there was no specific program for animal cruelty to be reported through anonymous tips in Colorado. Crime Stoppers will offer this anonymous tip service indefinitely, and anyone in Colorado is free to use it.
Tips can be reported via phone or text messaging. Concerned residents may call 800-222-TIPS or they may text a message to CRIMES (274637). Those using the text message option should title their message “NOCO” (Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers).
Anyone suspecting that dogs, cats or horses are being abused or neglected are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers if they would prefer to make an anonymous report. The Boulder Police Department’s Animal Control Division is also available to take reports and to respond. A call to police may result in a more immediate response. The non-emergency dispatch number for BPD is 303-441-3333. As always, please call 9-1-1 if there is an emergency.