Letter from the President & CEO

People and pets. We’re better together, and one of Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region’s top priorities is recognizing these all-important animal/human bonds that make all our lives so much richer. HSPPR helps strengthen these bonds every day by providing services to keep our community’s four-legged friends safe, healthy and happy. Thank you for adopting, volunteering and donating. Together in 2017, we saved a record-breaking 21,000 animals!

We are working harder than ever to treat and care for animals in need. While we continue to provide core services that lend to the health and well-being of pets and people in our community, we see those needs evolving. Keeping animals in their loving homes that might otherwise be at risk of being separated from their family because emergency medical care is unaffordable is a major strategic initiative toward our mission – a compassionate community where animals and people are cared for and valued.

Recently, I met an elderly man who was living on a limited income. He had acquired a dog – his constant companion who means the world to him. He wanted to know where he could get his dog vaccinated and neutered, and he was so happy to know he could get assistance through our veterinary clinic. I could see the relief in his eyes when he learned he would be able to provide his dog with wellness care he could afford.

He is just one of thousands of Happy Tails in 2017. And thanks to a partnership with Nat Geo WILD, many more are captured in the television series, Rocky Mountain Animal Rescue. Crews filmed right here at HSPPR and Pueblo Animal Services over the course of 2017. From thrilling animal rescues to medical emergencies to heart-warming adoption stories, you’ll get an up-close look at the compassionate staff and volunteers behind the “Happy Tails. Happy Hearts.” and what it takes to be the largest animal welfare agency in Southern Colorado.

Like you, we believe every pet deserves a good life. I invite you to come by and visit us, meet our dedicated staff, and see how together we are helping the animals of our community. HSPPR is not funded by any national organizations, and we do not receive government grants. It is your gift that makes the difference in our ability to provide the best care possible for vulnerable animals.

We are so grateful for your generosity and trust in our organization.   

Warm Regards,

Jan McHugh-Smith
President & CEO

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