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Mar 2017

Did you know the American Humane Association estimates that over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year? Woah. That’s a lot of companion animals and their families separated and scared. It’s statistics like this that remind us just how important it is to microchip your pet. Mirochipping substantially increases the likelihood of your pet coming home by offering secure, reliable and permanent identification. We wanted to provide some commonly asked questions about microchips and even debunk some misconceptions about your pet’s microchip. A microchip implant......

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20
Mar 2017

The week of March 20th is National Poison Prevention Week which we feel is a wonderful time to remind you of the common household items that pose danger for your furry family members. Every year, the ASPCA Poison Control Center releases its Top 10 List of toxins pet ingest. According to ASPCApro.org, in 2016 the list was based on 180,639 calls about potential poisonings, and APCC veterinarians tabulated the 10 subjects callers were most often worried about. We would like to share these with you as a reminder to protect your pets......

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02
Feb 2017

Love is in the air at AVHS! Stop by, call us, or donate online a $5 Valentine to the shelter dog or cat of your preference so they feel the love this Valentine’s Day! To spice things up a bit, we’ll post the Valentine’s on the shelter’s lobby dog or cat room door and the door with the most Valentine’s on it will win a special treat! So what will it be, Kitty Kisses or Puppy Smooches?...

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05
Jan 2017

A beautiful 80 pound Alaskan Malamute named Maya entered our doors on December 1st and we all felt there was something special about her but had no idea the reunion that was in store. Like all dogs and cats that enter AVHS, one of the first things we do is scan for a microchip. Through a bit of digging on our end, we found that Maya’s microchip traced back to an organization in Phoenix, AZ – Maya had been initially chipped at our Executive Director’s previous employer, a shelter in Phoenix, Arizona. What......

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26
Jul 2016

She’s full of energy, a ball of cuteness, and a total cuddle-bug. At just 15 days old, we welcome our newest (and smallest) resident, Abira. Abira means ‘strong’ in Hebrew and that’s just what this little kitten is. Abira was found by a good samaritan who noticed that her eyes were wrecked with infection and thought surely she needed to be put down. Upon visiting a vet, Abira will indeed need to have her eyes removed, but can make a full recovery and live a long and healthy life. We can’t wait to see......

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22
Jun 2016

Sometimes animals come to us having little and needing a lot. This rang true for eight dogs transferred to our small rural shelter on a cold Wednesday afternoon in January. All husky mixes, Gypsy, Dakota, Zola, Elway, Jenna, Balto, Nana, and Willow came to us as a result of a cruelty seizure in a nearby Colorado county. We had heard, prior to them coming that they were in pretty bad shape, but nothing can really prepare you for something like this. After several weeks of total neglect and abandonment, without a consistent......

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