PUEBLO – The new animal service is staying busy in the new year. PAWS for Life took over the city’s Animal Shelter and Control on Tuesday.
Director Linda Mitchell says the amount of calls for service have remained consistent from when the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region ran the shelter at this time last year. She says despite the changes, PAWS’s goal remains the same.
“What we really want is for all these animals to stay in the homes they are in,” Mitchell said. “That’s the projects we are building right now is animal retention and how do we keep them in their homes.”
The Pueblo Animal Ordinance also took effect in the new ear. That means PAWS for life has to maintain a 90 percent live release rate as long as it is under contract with the city.