In January, the County Sheriffs of Colorado awarded The Colorado Humane Society & SPCA with the Friend of the Sheriff Award, recognizing the work that CHS does with 57 Colorado Sheriffs from Moffat to Prowers.
Colorado Humane Society has Memoranda of Understanding with 37 county Sheriff’s offices, and works with an additional 20 Sheriffs through Bureau of Animal Protection Commissions—all without charging them for the service.
Chad Day, Yuma County Sheriff, in nominating CHS for this award, said that in addition to serving the vast majority of Sheriffs, CHS services “with expertise not common in law enforcement. It is unusual to have free access to a resource that is so well trained in pet and livestock condition as well as the legal procedure to effect an animal seizure and bonding process. “
It’s a true honor for CHS to receive this recognition from our valued partners, and we look forward to continuing to work closely with law enforcement across Colorado to prevent cruelty and neglect of animals.