Colorado Humane Society Assists in Removal of 50 Cats from Breeder in Southern Colorado

Sep 3rd, 2015

DENVER – On Thursday, The Colorado Humane Society & SPCA (CHS) assisted the Department of Agriculture and Rocky Ford Animal Control in removing 50 cats and kittens from a property in Rocky Ford, Colo. The owner of the cats was a breeder who failed a required inspection by the Department of Agriculture’s Pet Animal Care and Facilities Act (PACFA) and relinquished the cats to CHS.

The cats, which are all purebred Siamese and Balinese, were transported to the Dumb Friends League and the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, where they will be evaluated and placed up for adoption.

“We’re thankful that PACFA could intervene in this situation, and that we could quickly be on the scene and get these cats into an environment that is safe and where they can get the care they deserve,” said Katrina Schou, manager of field services for CHS.  

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.