Have you seen those eye-catching yellow and blue Colorado license plates with the paw print? Ever wondered what they’re all about? Chances are you’re not alone. The Adopt-a-Shelter Pet license plate became available in 2011 to promote shelter adoptions and generate revenue to help shelter pets. Today, the Adopt-a-Shelter Pet license plate is one of the most popular special use plates in the state and can be seen on more than 20,000 Colorado vehicles. The “pet plate” can be purchased through your local Department of Motor Vehicles with an initial $30 donation......
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......
If you’re in the BV area or on any of the BV Facebook groups, you may have seen this cutie’s picture (potentially with a cute Christmas sweater on.) This is Jade. Jade is a fighter. Let me rephrase that, Jade has literally had to fight for her life. At an estimated age of sixteen, Jade was found on the side of the road in Buena Vista by a Good Samaritan. Extremely skinny and matted, Jade was looking rough. Upon seeing her we noted two things: 1. She was so, so sweet and......
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......
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?...