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The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region sees rise in pet adoptions

Posted at 5:31 PM, Feb 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-23 19:31:52-05

PUEBLO — The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) in Pueblo saw a spike in pet adoptions in 2020.

The HSPPR presented to the Pueblo City Council, and the group says more than 1,700 pets found homes last year; that's more than 2018. Gale Caron is the HSPPR of Pueblo's Associate Director, and she believes the pandemic may have had an impact on the increase of pet adoptions.

"Perhaps that was part of it; more people staying at home and needing some companionship, or feeling they have a new pet to bring into their family," she said. "That could have played a big role in that as well, but it is hard to know for sure, and it will be interesting to see if the trend continues in 2021 and beyond."

HSPPR also brought in a Behavior Program's Manager at the end of 2019. More than 250 pets went through behavioral modifications last year.