It was a few days before Thanksgiving that Roper was brought in to AVHS. He was extremely emaciated and very hungry and thirsty. Roper was found tied to a tree in a very remote area off a trail in Four Mile, in Buena Vista. The kind person who found him said it was by chance, as he was far off the beaten path. When she first saw Roper he was tied to a tree and unable to break himself free. He had a thin rope around his neck that was so tight, his rescuer......
Dear Santa Wish List Christmas is right around the corner and the cats and dogs at AVHS put together a Dear Santa wish list! If you’re local to Chaffee County, we encourage you to shop locally for these items but please shop our AmazonSmile wish list if you want. We thank you so much for wanting to make this holiday season special for the homeless pets at Ark-Valley Humane Society. Click on the link above to view our entire list on AmazonSmile. Our address is 701 Gregg Drive, Buena Vista, CO 81211. ......
Join us at our third annual fundraising event, Cause For the Paws! Enjoy refreshments and hors d’oeuvre from Kalamata Pit with special musical guests, The Riff. We’ll have a silent auction along with some incredible raffle prizes-you don’t want to miss it. Cause For the Paws is a benefit supporting the lifesaving work of Ark-Valley Humane Society. With over 25 years of serving the homeless pets of Chaffee County, with your help we’ll help over 1,000 animals this year. Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door. To find out more,......
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, it’s difficult for us to fully comprehend the devastation and hurt this natural disaster has caused so many people. Ark-Valley Humane Society is making efforts to help animals in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey by accepting transfers of adoptable animals from shelters that are taking lost and/or abandoned animals that are directly affected. On Wednesday, August 31, AVHS received seventeen cats from Acadian Animal Aid near Lafayette, Louisiana. If you would like to support our efforts locally, we are currently seeking donations of Purina Cat Chow......
With snow on the ground and pets sleeping in their cozy nooks or by the fireside, kitten season seems far off. Outdoor cats are not as noticeable this time of year. February is a time when animals conserve energy. It’s a time for sleeping in and staying sheltered. So, you might ask, why was February chosen to be Spay Neuter Awareness Month? It turns out, now, while the snow is still flying, is prime time for animals to get fixed. Unwanted litters, so often born in the warmer months, can be avoided......
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......
How can you help ensure your wandering pet is returned to you safely? Besides keeping a watchful eye on your dog or cat, there are ways out there to enable a lost pet to be identified and returned to you. A collar is a necessity. It is surprising how many dogs are lost and when discovered by some good Samaritan can’t be reunited because there is no collar or tag or microchip. Let’s begin with the collar. Did you know there are many internet entries about the topic History of Dog Collars?......