Veterinary hospital stray animal policy

dog getting a paw wrapped
A dog gets an IV in the Critical Care Unit at Colorado State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital. (John Eisele/CSU photo)

The James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, 300 W. Drake Road, Fort Collins, will accept sick or injured stray animals at any time, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Sick or injured strays will be treated, stabilized, and transferred to the Larimer Humane Society for follow-up.

The hospital asks that members of the public not bring healthy strays to the hospital during these hours:

  • Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Please take healthy stray animals to the Larimer Humane Society, 3501 E. 71st St. Loveland, (Map), (970) 226-3647.

The hospital will accept healthy stray animals when the Humane Society is closed:

  • Monday-Friday 6 p.m.-8 a.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday 4 p.m.-8 a.m.

Healthy strays will be cared for and transferred to the Humane Society during business hours.

Wild animals

Please do not bring wild animals to the hospital. For help with a sick, injured, or aggressive skunk, raccoon, bat, fox, or coyote, call Animal Protection and Control, (970) 226-3647, Ext. 7. Do not touch the animal or try to intervene; these species may carry rabies.

For other injured wildlife species, nuisance wildlife, or orphaned wildlife, call Colorado Parks and Wildlife, (970) 472-4300 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-​Friday. After hours, call Colorado State Patrol, (303) 239-4501.