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Nuisance Cats

Cats can become a nuisance if left to roam and cause damage to property or other wildlife.

What Can I Do About Nuisance Cats?

Arvada citizens can protect their property by trying the following suggestions:

  • Keep food out of reach. Store your garbage in metal or plastic containers with tight-fitting lids, and put trash out only when it’s scheduled to be picked up. Always feed your animals inside.
  • If a neighbor's cat is becoming a nuisance, discuss the situation with the cat owner.
  • The property damage ordinance does apply to cats; cats causing damage to private property can be trapped using humane traps and then transported to Foothills Animal Shelter
  • Repellents to deter cats from particular areas may be used. Repellents include commercial products or home remedies like coffee grounds, cayenne pepper, fine pepper etc.

Additional Information

  • Animal Management will pick up cats if they have bitten a human, appear ill or injured, or if they have caused monetary damage to personal property.
  • Owners of cats causing monetary damage or creating any other condition which disturbs the peace, safety, or comfort of a neighborhood may also be cited by an Animal Management Officer.
  • Arvada Animal Management strongly encourages all cat owners to keep their cats inside to avoid conflict with neighbors and keep their cat safe. 

For more information call Arvada Animal Management at 720-898-6850.