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03
May 2017

  Dear Supporter, Ark-Valley Humane Society is in a very difficult financial position.  The shelter is very successful by all measures of animal care (Live Release Rate over 97%, Return to Owner rate over 70%, No-Kill status and dramatically reduced Length of Stay) but in spite of that, the shelter has operated at a significant deficit for the past four years.  We have continued support from the taxpayers of Chaffee County (the mill levy) and our dedicated donors and volunteers but we have had to tap into our operating reserve to fund......

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19
Apr 2017
Kitten Season

Kitten Season is almost here! So what is kitten season? According to Humane Society of the United States, “Kitten season is the time of year when cats give birth, flooding animal shelters and rescue groups across the nation with homeless litters. Kitten season is really three seasons in one, starting in spring, peaking in late spring or early summer, and ending in fall.” And why does kitten season occur? Kitten Season occurs because too many kittens are born when cats who are not spayed or neutered mate. Obviously, the easiest way to......

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