COLORADO – As part a nation-wide pet adoption campaign, adoption fees will be waved at 13 shelters throughout the state this Saturday. Check out the shelter in your area to see any restrictions on ages, breeds, etc.
The ‘Clear The Shelters’ initiative is a community event to help find forever homes for animals across the country. The event is sponsored by NBCUniversal owned TV stations, Hills Pet Nutrition and Cat’s Pride.
The collaboration is in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of pet adoption and the overcrowding issues plaguing local animal shelters. This is due to the high number of spring litters entering shelters in the summer months, according to a release.
The initiative has reportedly helped 164,370 animals find homes since 2015. The shelters participating include two here in southern Colorado.
This includes Pueblo Animal Services and the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region. Pueblo Animal Services said the adoption fees will be waived for all cats and dogs 6 months and older.
The Clear the Shelters event is just one day, August 18, so clear your calendar!
Here is a list of all the shelters participating in Colorado:
- Pueblo Animal Services – 4600 Eagleridge Place, Pueblo
- Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region – 610 Abott Lane, Colorado Springs
- Dumb Friends League – 4556 Castleton Court, Castle Rock
- Paws 4 Live Rescue – 3648 N Perry Park Road, Sedalia
- Dumb Friends League – 2080 S Quebec Street, Denver
- Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue – 2390 S Delaware Street, Denver
- No Feline Left Behind – 5267 Altura Street, Denver
- Aurora Animal Shelter – 15750 E. 32nd Avenue, Aurora
- The Gabriel Foundation – 39520 County Road 13, Elizabeth
- Adams County Animal Shelter/Adoption Center – 10705 Fulton Street, Brighton
- Longmont Humane Society – 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont
- Larimer Humane Society – 3501 E 71st Street, Loveland
- Colorado Animal Rescue Glenwood Springs – 2801 County Road 114, Glenwood Springs
Hours for each location and fee restrictions may vary, for more information, call your local shelter. For more information on the Clear the Shelters initiative, click here.