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Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region Charity In Colorado Springs Colorado

Humane Society Of The Pikes Peak Region

 Colorado Springs     Colorado

http://www.hsppr.org     << Visit Website

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Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region Charity Profile

The mission of the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is to prevent animal cruelty and neglect, and promote a responsible community where animals are inherently valued and owners are committed to their pets.

kitten lost and alone. A dog wandering along a roadway, cars rushing past. An abandoned cat left in a deserted apartment. An underfed dog left in a backyard with no food or water.

For most of us, our pets are an important, cherished member of the family. But that's not the case for all animals. What happens to these animals? Where do they go? Who takes care of them and protects them?

Founded in 1949, the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is a private, non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to the care and protection of domesticated animals in our community. The Humane Society rescues and cares for animals in distress, re-unites lost pets with their owners, finds loving permanent homes for homeless animals, teaches people how to properly care for and respect animals as well as enforces licensing and other animal ordinances.

On average, more than 23,000 animals pass through the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region's doors annually: lost pets, injured animals, rescued animals, and surrendered animals. Thanks to the support of many individuals, contracts and fees, the Humane Society is able to make a huge difference in the lives of those who cannot speak for themselves, the abandoned pets of our community.

The Humane Society doesn't just cater to pet lovers in our community. In its strategic plan, non-pet owners are identified as one of the Humane Society's key customers. As the mission states, the Humane Society works to develop a community where animals are inherently valued. This applies to all people, whether or not they own pets.

City and County ordinances regarding pets are designed to maintain harmony and responsible pet ownership in the community. While enforcing the ordinances, the Humane Society maintains an attitude of educating pet owners and helping them be in compliance. Animal Welfare Officers encourage neighbors to work differences out in a positive manner.

Officers also conduct thousands of welfare investigations each year, and when we find animals suffering from neglect or cruelty, we prosecute their caretakers to the fullest extent of the law.

In addition to handling animal related citizen complaints and animal ordinance violations, Officers pick up stray and injured animals. On average, Officers respond to over 29,000 calls per year. They also investigate cruelty, abuse and neglect cases.

The Humane Society serves the community by providing a place for owners surrendering an animal. The reasons for surrendering a pet vary, but without a shelter, those animals would be abandoned to fend for themselves, potentially creating a threat to citizens. A high percentage of animals available for adoption at the shelter successfully find new homes.

One of the most upsetting experiences is coming home and finding a beloved pet gone. The gate was left open and the dog escaped or a loose window screen allowed a cat to sneak out. Without a shelter, pet owners wouldn't have a central location to look for their lost pets or to report their pets missing. The Humane Society's Lost and Found services reunites thousands of pets and their owners annually.

The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is the largest animal shelter in southern and western Colorado, serving thousands of citizens and pets annually through our animal services, and by offering volunteer opportunities, education services and community outreach programs.

Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region Volunteer Information

The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region asks a minimum six-month commitment from our volunteers, because specialized training is involved in working with shelter animals. We ask that you volunteer at least two hours a week, or eight hours per month.

The minimum age for a few jobs is 12 years old. More jobs are available to 14-18 year-olds. All volunteers between the ages of 12 and 17 must be accompanied at all times by an adult of his or her own choosing. The minimum age for each job is listed with the job description on the Volunteer Opportunities page.

There are several steps to take in becoming a volunteer. First, attend a Volunteer Information Session, which lasts about an hour and a half.

At the Volunteer Information Session, you'll receive a brief historical look at the Society; an overview of our services, structure, mission, funding process and philosophies; and a look at current volunteer opportunities.

The second step in becoming a volunteer is to complete a Volunteer Information form and interview with the Director of Volunteer Programs to discuss your goals and determine the best volunteer assignment for you.

Third, attend an Volunteer Orientation and Training Session from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on a Saturday. This orientation will prepare you for your job as a volunteer and give you some basic training. You will receive further, job-specific training after completing the orientation.

Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region Donation Information

Since our humble beginnings in 1949, the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region has strived to prevent animal cruelty and neglect and promote a responsible community where animals are inherently valued and owners are committed to their pets.

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Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region In The News

Colorado Fires Leave Pets Homeless

251 days ago From Dog Channel   View Archived Article

ROCKPORT, MASSACHUSETTS - Because of the urgent need to house these displaced pets, local humane societies like the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, Larimer Humane Society and the Humane Society of Boulder Valley have stepped in to help. The Humane Society of ...

57 hedgehogs, other small mammals seized from business

507 days ago From Colorado Springs Gazette   View Archived Article

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO - Humane Society officials seized 57 small mammals this week from a Colorado Springs pet-sitting and animal rescue business, claiming the animals were malnourished and living in their own feces. Jessica Elrod, owner of Critter Crossings, faces 57 count ...

Low-cost spay/neuter clinic hitting the road

546 days ago From Colorado Springs Gazette   View Archived Article

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO - The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is taking its act on the road, in the form of the Snipster, a mobile spay and neuter clinic that will provide low-cost sterilizations and vaccinations at community centers around town. ...

Animal shelter offers free cat sterilization

770 days ago From Pueblo Chieftain   View Archived Article

PUEBLO, COLORADO - Pueblo Animal Services, a division of the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, is now offering free spay and neuter surgeries to income-qualified cat ...

Five Neglected, Sick Horses Rescued By Humane Society

984 days ago From KKTV 11 News   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region executed a warrant and seized 5 horses yesterday from two different parties sharing a property in Fountain. ...

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