Jan 2018

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......

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Dec 2017
Put Presents Under the Tree for Homeless Pets!

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. ......

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Nov 2017

Ark-Valley Humane Society has announced Amber van Leuken as its new executive director. Van Leuken will fill the vacancy of former executive director, Jonathan McDonell, after he accepted a position at a shelter in the Northeast. “We are very pleased to announce this new appointment,” said Dr. John Ellis, Ark-Valley Humane Society Board Chair. “Amber’s experience and dedication to Ark-Valley Humane Society will make her a tremendous asset as our leader.” “I am humbled and honored to step into this new role,” van Leuken remarks. “It’s an exciting time to be in......

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