Tag: rescue

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%, 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 ongoing......

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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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Mar 2017

Mark your calendars! Join us May 12 through June 12 for an amazing fundraiser graciously hosted by Sellars Project Space in Salida. Beautiful paintings by the extremely talented artist, Sally Mather, will be available. Sally has offered to donate 50% of all proceeds to benefit Ark-Valley Humane Society in building the new shelter. Sally is not only an incredible artist but also a loyal and dedicated volunteer with AVHS. We are so thankful for her passion for animals and dedication to partner with Ark-Valley Humane Society. You are invited to an opening......

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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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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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