PET FOOD SUPPLIES FOR THOSE IN NEED

With the number of Chaffee County residents affected by the necessary state mandated stay-at-home order in response to rapidly spreading COVID-19, there has been a rising need for pet food supplies available to those experiencing financial hardship. Ark-Valley Humane Society is aiming to help keep pet families together by alleviating financial hardship affecting pet ownership.

A number of Chaffee County residents have been financially affected by the necessary state mandated stay-at-home order in response to rapidly spreading COVID-19. Along with a rising need for human food distribution, there has been a greater need for pet food and supplies by pet owners experiencing financial hardship. By providing pet food and supplies, Ark-Valley Humane Society is aiming to help keep pet families together by alleviating financial hardship affecting pet ownership.

Ark-Valley Humane Society has necessary pet items to distribute to families in need. Items available:

  • Dry pet food for cats or dogs
  • Canned pet food for cats or dogs
  • Cat litter
  • Other food/supplies

If you or your family are currently experiencing financial hardship and are in need of pet food, cat litter, or other supplies for your pet or pets, please reach out to Ark-Valley Humane Society at (719) 395-2737 or info@ark-valley.org.

STILL OPEN FOR ESSENTIAL BUSINESS

Ark-Valley Humane Society continues to provide essential services to residents and pets during the stay at home order.  Shelter staff is available 7 days a week by phone and email to assist the public and can be reached at 719-395-2737 or info@ark-valley.org.  The shelter lobby remains closed to the public to minimize exposure for staff and volunteers. Shelter animals are being cared for in foster homes during this time. 

Services the shelter provides include stray intakes of dogs running at large, stray intakes of sick or injured cats, relinquishments for pets at risk, reclaims, lost and found listings, adoptions, and pet cremations.  If a stray dog is found after hours, law enforcement has access to both shelter locations in Buena Vista and Salida and may be contacted for assistance.  Additional services offered during the stay at home order include distribution of pet food and supplies to families with pets that have been financially impacted and need assistance. 

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