Cheyenne Animal Control serves the city of Cheyenne and Laramie County area for all ordinances related to animals. That can include dogs at large, found dogs, issues with wildlife, barking dogs, dog attacks, and assisting with other agencies like Wyoming Game & Fish, the Cheyenne Police and the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department.
There is no dispatch center. When you call Animal Control you speak with an officer, and often times the person you speak to is the officer who will respond to your call.
Animal Control officers don’t just chase dogs around the city. Officers say that actually is only about 10% of what they do daily.
Officers have to take a law perspective in a majority of the calls they respond to. Animal Control charges Animal Cruelty, both abuse and neglect for people who fail to meet the minimum requirements of owning animals. They can also see cases in dog attacks, where a dog bites someone which can all carry a fine of up to $750.
In 2017 ACO responded to almost 3,000 in-field calls for service.