Exotic and wild animals are on the rise as pets in the United States. With the increase in activities such as goat and kangaroo yoga, many people think this is a fun gimmick for a business or to have in their family home. Exotic snakes such as anacondas and pythons are often seen as impressive animals to entertain guests. While this may seem fun and cute, at first, exotic and wild animals are often illegal to own in Colorado without the proper permitting and permissions.
Certain animals require certain permits and approval by the Colorado Division of Wildlife.
Municipalities (i.e., cities) also have their own laws about what animals are and are not allowed to live within city limits, or what size those animals can be. Without following the proper guidelines, laws, or ordinances, you risk having your animal(s) seized without any hope of return!
Seized exotic or wild animals often end up being euthanized because they cannot be released back into the wild after living in captivity. As Colorado’s premier animal law firm, our animal lawyers hate to see any animal euthanized because proper laws and regulations were not followed. Let us help you do things the right way.
If you are interested in starting your own exotic or wild animal yoga practice, starting your own animal rescue or sanctuary, or just looking to own an exotic or wild animal: call The Animal Law Firm today to make sure you and your animal are protected, safe, and secure!