Larimer County animal shelters unite to help pets find homes

Larimer County’s top three animal welfare organizations – Larimer Humane Society, Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic, and Animal House Rescue and Grooming – will unite on Aug. 8 for their annual joint Super Adoption Event. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Poudre Pet and Feed Supply at 622 N. College Ave. in Fort Collins.

Healthy cats, dogs, kittens, and puppies of virtually every size, breed and personality from the three organizations will be available for adoption at a special discounted rate. All dog and cat adoptions include initial vaccines, treatment for internal parasites, spay or neuter surgery, microchip and registration and a post-adoption medical exam generously donated by a local veterinarian.

The Super Adoption Event is designed with the intent of saving more animals’ lives in Northern Colorado, and demonstrates the partnership among the open-door and limited-admission shelters of Larimer County.

“Animal welfare organizations in Northern Colorado truly are a family and we share the same goals. We believe the best way to accomplish our mission of saving more lives is to work together,” said Ali Eccleston, executive director for Animal House Rescue and Grooming. “We all have a big job to do, and we can’t do it alone.”

Together, Larimer Humane Society, Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic, and Animal House Rescue and Grooming cared for 8,184 homeless dogs and cats in the last year. This summer, like all animal welfare organizations around the country, the shelters and rescues in Larimer County are seeing an influx of cats, dogs, puppies and kittens at their facilities, all looking for new homes.

Empowered to find a solution to the growing number of pets entering animal shelters and rescues each year, animal welfare organizations across the country are collaborating on joint adoption events, educational programming and spay/neuter options.

At the adoption event, adult dogs and cats, as well as puppies and kittens 4 months of age and older, also receive a rabies vaccination. An additional $12 licensing fee applies for all dogs and cats that will be residing in Loveland, Fort Collins, Wellington and Timnath and dogs in unincorporated Larimer County.

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