Colorado Humane Society Assists in Removal of 142 Dogs from Breeder in Southeastern Colorado

Aug 7th, 2015

DENVER – On Friday, the Colorado Humane Society & SPCA (CHS) assisted the Department of Agriculture and the Crowley County Sheriff’s Office in removing 142 dogs and puppies from a property in Ordway, Colo. The owner was a breeder who failed a required inspection by the Department of Agriculture’s Pet Animal Care and Facilities Act (PACFA) and relinquished the dogs to CHS.

The dogs were transported to the Dumb Friends League for care and treatment, and they will eventually be placed up for adoption.

“We are so pleased that we were able to collaborate with our partners to remove these dogs from this unfortunate situation and transfer them to an organization where they will be well cared for,” said, Katrina Schou, manager of field services for CHS. “We’re thankful that the Crowley County Sheriff’s Office recognized the need in their community and took action to help these animals.”

The Colorado Humane Society & SPCA works with local law enforcement and government agencies in handling cases of animal neglect and mistreatment. CHS is an independent, Colorado-based, nonprofit organization and is not affiliated with national advocacy groups or government agencies.

The Colorado Humane Society & SPCA serves the following counties:

• Alamosa • Custer • Kiowa • Morgan • Summit
• Archulet • Dolores • Kit Carson • Otero  • Washington
• Bent • Elbert • Lake • Phillips  • Yuma
• Chaffee • Fremont • Las Animas • Prowers  • Weld
• Clear Creek • Grand • Lincoln  • Rio Grande  
• Conejos • Gunnison  • Moffat • Routt   
• Costilla  • Huerfano • Montezuma • Saguache  
• Crowley  • Jackson • Mineral • Sedgwick  


The Colorado Humane Society & SPCA is an independent, Colorado-based nonprofit organization. We operate entirely on donations and are not affiliated with any national advocacy group or government agency, such as the Humane Society of the United States or American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. We work with local law enforcement and government agencies to investigate and prevent the cruelty and neglect of companion animals and horses – NOT livestock – in numerous Colorado counties and to educate the public about humane animal care. For more information, to donate or to report animal cruelty or neglect, contact The Colorado Humane Society & SPCA at or (800) 249-5121.