DENVER (May 9, 2014) – Since 2010, The Colorado Humane Society & SPCA (CHS) has crossed thousands of miles of our state, tirelessly pursuing its mission of preventing cruelty and neglect of pet animals and horses, and providing support and resources to local law enforcement and government agencies.
The growth of the organization’s reach has been bolstered by collaboration with organizations such as the Colorado Department of Agriculture and animal control agencies, sheriff’s offices and courts in 32 counties across the state, enabling CHS to protect even more pets and horses alongside these partners. Whether the need is investigative, educational or disaster-related, strong working relationships are a hallmark of the CHS team. “We are honored to be able to help in legal cases, where our knowledge of animal welfare law comes into play, as well as during fires, floods and other disasters, in which we have the equipment and staff to move animals to safety,” says Duane Adams, director for CHS. “Whatever it takes to support local agencies—we’re there for them.”
In addition, CHS’s five agents provide educational services to both government organizations and the public at large. On any given day, you might find a CHS agent conducting a class on the latest legislation concerning animals, talking one-on-one to animal owners about proper animal care, or participating in a local community event, teaching attendees how to spot animal cruelty and neglect.
CHS partners with Crime Stoppers to offer a reward program for members of the public who wish to anonymously report animal abuse or neglect, dog fighting or other inhumane activities involving animals. Tips sent to (720) 913-STOP (7867) through this centralized system are funneled to the appropriate agency or organization for follow-up.
Through collaboration with government agencies and Crime Stoppers, and with the motivation to make Colorado an even better state for vulnerable animals, CHS goes the extra mile—from one end of the state to the other.
ABOUT THE COLORADO HUMANE SOCIETY & SPCA
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 249-5121.