The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region posted on Facebook, “We’re officially back! Pueblo City Council and Pueblo County Commissioners voted to award HSPPR the contract to conduct animal sheltering and control services in Pueblo again.

HSPPR has and always will care deeply about the pets and people of Pueblo. We are excited about serving the Pueblo community in all capacities once again, and feel our experience and dedication to the community will lend to successful animal welfare services now and into the future.

We have never turned away an animal in need. We offer compassionate care, without a timeline, to every animal that is brought to the shelter. We take great pride in protecting the health and safety of each animal, as well as the community. HSPPR is saving more animals than ever before and that commitment will not change.

To avoid confusion as we make the transition, we want to let you know we will refer to the former Pueblo Animal Services operation as Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region’s Pueblo campus and our location in Colorado Springs as our Colorado Springs campus. As the largest animal welfare organization in Southern Colorado, HSPPR will be able to provide more resources and the best possible outcomes for pets and people across the communities we serve.

We have lots of exciting changes to share as we transition into this long-term contract, with full services ramped back up by the end of the year. We do anticipate having full animal law enforcement services up and running by July 1 and on-site adoptions by mid-August. We hope you’ll save the date for August 17 and join us for an open house, adoption celebration, and the opportunity to meet new and returning staff!”

Photo of HSPPR CEO Jan McHugh-Smith

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