Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region

Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region HSPPR offers compassionate care, supports safe communities, & provides socially conscious sheltering.
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Colorado Springs campus: 610 Abbot Lane, 719-473-1741
Pueblo campus: 4600 Eagleridge Pl, 719-544-3005
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FREE DOG VACCINES!Keep your pups safe and save money! Thanks to our friends at Petco Love, our Colorado Springs Veterina...
01/09/2024

FREE DOG VACCINES!

Keep your pups safe and save money! Thanks to our friends at Petco Love, our Colorado Springs Veterinary Wellness Clinic is offering FREE DA2PP for dogs while supplies last.

We have limited appointments left in January, so secure yours by scheduling on our website: https://www.hsppr.org/services/veterinary-services/colorado-springs-clinic/

Share this exciting deal with anyone needing assistance in finding low-cost vaccines for their pet!

2,277 cats were helped by HSPPR's TNR program last year. These 2,277 spay/neuter surgeries prevent countless unplanned l...
01/07/2024

2,277 cats were helped by HSPPR's TNR program last year.

These 2,277 spay/neuter surgeries prevent countless unplanned litters and stop thousands of kittens from entering the shelter. Not only that, but our Trap-Neuter-Return program ensures all street kitties have proper care, access to food, and the safety they deserve.

Thank you to our TNR staff and volunteers, cat colony managers, and veterinary team, who helped control our community cat population and ultimately foil their plan of taking over the world (which, we know, is what they really want).

01/06/2024

HELP! We are currently caring for 70 rats (and counting)!

What started as just a couple of rats quickly turned into way more than just a couple of rats. Many of the female rats surrendered recently have given birth, meaning we have a TON of itty bitty babies (one foster home has 17 pups).

We want to find loving homes for all 70 rats and could use your help.

Over the next few weeks, more and more rats are going to find their way to our adoption floor, and we want to make sure we have enough space so everyone has a chance at a Happy Tail.

Rats are extremely social and loveable little pets, and they would much rather spend their time with you than in a shelter. So, please help us find homes for the six currently available rats so we can continue to have a place for the many more rats to come!

Look at the cuteness on our website: https://pets.hsppr.org/?species=10&gender=All&location=All

Hey! You there, listen up because I will only say this once.  My name is Chunkers, and for some reason, I am the longest...
01/05/2024

Hey! You there, listen up because I will only say this once.

My name is Chunkers, and for some reason, I am the longest stay cat at HSPPR. Why? I don't know because I am an absolute delight. Well, it may be because I am particular. It's easier to tell you what I don't like than what I do like, so here it goes.

❌ I came in with my sister, and honestly, I didn't like her. In fact, I wouldn't say I like cats in general. The same thing goes for dogs.
❌ Kids? Nah. No tiny humans, please.
❌ My love language is not physical touch. I like to be a pet on my terms, and I will only seek affection when it's the most inconvenient for you.
✅ I do like boxes
✅ If you give me just enough attention and food, I will probably like you, too!

It may be easier for me to find a home if I wasn't so picky, but HSPPR keeps telling me that I shouldn't change for anyone. Someone will like me for me. Do you know someone with no kids, cats, or dogs but room in their hearts for a lovely lady like me?

I've waited 33 days, and I am getting sad thinking I may need to wait 33 more. I could really use your help: https://pets.hsppr.org/pet/a1641868

Take a look at Gumby's intake photo. By just looking at him, you can probably tell something is wrong.Gumby was sufferin...
01/04/2024

Take a look at Gumby's intake photo. By just looking at him, you can probably tell something is wrong.

Gumby was suffering from a condition called buphthalmos. His eyeball was so enlarged that he couldn't even close it. On top of that, that eye was completely blind and incredibly painful.

The best course of treatment for him was eye surgery to remove it. And, thanks to our incredible veterinary team, Gumby is no longer in pain. He's been a pirate for some time now, but we just made it official. The only thing giving him trouble is that dang cone on his head.

His life hasn't been easy thus far, but at only 10 months old, Gumby has a lot of time to change that. Do you want to make his next 10 months, 10 dog years, 10 human years better than in the past?

Gumby, the goofy pirate, is ready to find his home, and he hopes it is with you: https://pets.hsppr.org/pet/a1674440

This senior dog kicked off 2024 in a new home. At 10 years old, Ray Ray found her way to HSPPR as a stray. It was clear ...
01/03/2024

This senior dog kicked off 2024 in a new home.

At 10 years old, Ray Ray found her way to HSPPR as a stray. It was clear to us that Ray Ray was a seasoned lady with lots of wisdom, love, and hair to share (or shed).

She was quite the talker and barked at nearly everyone who walked by, hoping to catch their attention, but for 26 days, Ray Ray struggled to find a home. She had numerous visits, but none of them were "the one." She even spent Christmas in our care, and after almost a month, we could tell Ray Ray was starting to feel defeated.

But, on December 30th, someone came in to visit with Ray Ray.

These two amazing people fell in love with her, and she fell in love with them. Ray Ray ended 2023 with an adoption, and she started the new year in a home of her own with TWO people to snuggle.

Congratulations to our gray-nosed girl, Ray Ray, and her new family!

We know. This story is long, but you may learn something new!Fiona, HSPPR's Community Sheltering Manager, was scrolling ...
01/03/2024

We know. This story is long, but you may learn something new!

Fiona, HSPPR's Community Sheltering Manager, was scrolling through social media one morning when she saw a posting from someone searching for a rescue or shelter to take two underaged puppies.

Since she oversees our foster care program, Fiona reached out to see if HSPPR could help. According to the poster, someone was selling puppies on Facebook, and they bought two of the four. When they brought them home, they quickly realized these guys were about 5 weeks old and not weaned. It's illegal to sell puppies under 8 weeks of age, and the family was not equipped to take care of them.

Without hesitation, Fiona took the two puppies from this very kind person and placed them in foster. She then reached out to the seller to see if we could help with the rest of the litter.

Once she contacted the puppies' owners, Fiona quickly realized there was no ill-will. The owners had no idea that selling underaged puppies is illegal, and in the hard economic state many people are in right now, the owners were trying to do their best. They were struggling to care for the puppies, so they searched online for information about puppies' weaning. The internet said five weeks old was an appropriate age to separate the puppies from their momma, so they assumed it would be fine. However, these guys weren't quite ready, and they didn't know how dangerous it could be for such little pups.

Thankfully, HSPPR has the resources for situations like this.

Fiona took this as an opportunity to educate them and offered assistance in getting them spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped.

Mikey, Dexter, Georgie, and Delilah are now nine weeks old and have since been adopted, and they have many people to thank for their second chance- the person who asked for help in the first place, the family who accepted our help, and of course, Fiona!

Thank you for taking the time to read this long story! We hope you, too, learned something from it.

We are going to start the new year off right...with a cat nap, of course! We hope you, too, indulge in a snooze of your ...
01/01/2024

We are going to start the new year off right...

with a cat nap, of course! We hope you, too, indulge in a snooze of your own!

As a fur-iendly reminder, our Colorado Springs and Pueblo shelters are CLOSED for adoptions today. Admissions/Lost & Found services will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

We will be back to our normal operating hours tomorrow, January 2. Welcome to 2024!

Before the tennis ball drops, we want to see the best photo you took of your pet this year! We know your camera roll is ...
01/01/2024

Before the tennis ball drops, we want to see the best photo you took of your pet this year!

We know your camera roll is nearly all photos of them, but can you narrow it down to one singular best pose?

Post it in the comment section below ⬇️

This year, we have shared hundreds of stories with you, but these Happy Tails are a small slice of our everyday. It's im...
12/30/2023

This year, we have shared hundreds of stories with you, but these Happy Tails are a small slice of our everyday.

It's impossible to share every story, but we do our best to show you exactly how your support helps us care for the thousands of animals that come into our shelter every year.

How big is your impact? Well, from January to November, HSPPR has had:

🏠 12,076 Adoptions
🏥 7,176 Medical Rehabilitations
💕 4,771 Pets Returned to Owner
🐾 9,628 Spays and Neuters
🐶 7,033 Public Wellness Appointments
🐱 2,415 Pets in Foster Care
🔍 4,078 Cruelty Investigations
💟 1,358 Pets in Behavior Program

This impact is because of you. With our generous donors, volunteers, fosters, staff, and community, we do great things together. Thank you for being there for pets in need now and always.

Will you help me?BARK! My name is Flynn. A little over a week ago, I was walking around Pueblo when my little nose got t...
12/28/2023

Will you help me?

BARK! My name is Flynn. A little over a week ago, I was walking around Pueblo when my little nose got the best of me. I walked right into a road and, unfortunately, was hit by a car. Thankfully, someone around saw it happen and immediately came to my rescue. I had a few scrapes and had trouble standing, so they brought me to HSPPR for help.

After some x-rays, their veterinary team discovered I suffered multiple pelvic fractures. I am not exactly sure what that means. All I know is that it hurts to stand and move about. They say I am too wiggly and have trouble staying still, so to keep a closer eye on me, HSPPR is sending me to foster. They say I need about a month of extra care and bed rest to heal properly.

I am so thankful that kind hooman brought me here because, thanks to them, I am receiving the best treatment. I am meeting all these new, friendly people. I have the comfiest bed, and they are making sure I am pain-free despite my ouchies.

Today, I am asking for your help. HSPPR has opened their hearts to me, and your donation today gives more young pets like me the second chance they are hoping for.

Friends at Petco Love are matching every gift until December 31. $10 doubles to $20. $50 doubles to $100.

Help me and more sick and injured pets by clicking the "DONATE" button below, or donate directly to HSPPR here: https://secure.qgiv.com/for/2023holidaymatchsocial

WOOF, WOOF, WOOF! Oops! I mean, thank you for reading and taking care of me.

Finley was not rescued by one of our Animal Law Enforcement officers but by one of their fathers. A concerned neighbor c...
12/27/2023

Finley was not rescued by one of our Animal Law Enforcement officers but by one of their fathers.

A concerned neighbor called Pueblo ALE for help regarding a loose dog. When our officers arrived, they spotted Finley, and the thing about Finley is that she loves to play tag. Every time our officers would get close to her, she would run. Finley continued to taunt our officers, and for nearly two days, she was untaggable.

Officer Sardello's father heard about this 9-pound Chihuahua that was giving our officers a run for their money, and since he lived nearby, he thought maybe he could help.

The next time he saw Finley, Father Sardello bribed her with treats and a warm lap to nap in and persuaded her to give up this seemingly endless game of tag. Sure enough, it worked! He coxed Finley out of the busy streets, and finally, she was safe!

He then called his daughter to come pick her up, and Officer Sardello brought Finley to HSPPR safe and sound. Finley has since been adopted, and we can thank this incredible family effort for this Happy Tail!

It's time for your weekly Hand-Picked Cats! These fabulous felines are so special we have waived their adoption fees to ...
12/27/2023

It's time for your weekly Hand-Picked Cats! These fabulous felines are so special we have waived their adoption fees to help them get noticed and adopted. Check out the hand-picked group for the week of December 27th and please spread the word to get these guys into wonderful new homes!

Visit these fantastic cats online at pets.hsppr.org/ and come adopt them from our Colorado Springs location.

*a $20 license fee may apply.

In 25 days, 936 pets found their Home for the Holidays! This included: 🐈‍⬛ Boots, a kitty who was a part of a cruelty in...
12/27/2023

In 25 days, 936 pets found their Home for the Holidays!

This included:

🐈‍⬛ Boots, a kitty who was a part of a cruelty investigation. She was found malnourished and living in her own urine and f***s. She was very timid, but each day, she grew stronger and more confident. This holiday, she found a patient and loving owner.

🐶 Kona, who was found after being hit by a car. Thankfully, she didn’t break any bones, but the accident did fracture a few of her teeth. Our team gave her a dental before finding her a family to spend the holidays (and beyond) with.

🐾 Ham, a 12-year-old kitty with severe dental disease. He was missing most of his teeth, and many of the teeth he did have needed to be polished or extracted. He left HSPPR with fewer teeth but a fuller heart thanks to his new family!

We couldn’t have done it without our friends Cindy and Mike at Status Symbol Auto Body. Thanks to them and everyone who was reunited with their pet or adopted a new furry family member, we were able to make this December even more magical for homeless pets.

It's the most wonderful time of the year! With food scraps a falling and new toys and treats just appear! Pets are just ...
12/25/2023

It's the most wonderful time of the year! With food scraps a falling and new toys and treats just appear!

Pets are just as excited for the holidays as you are because they get to spend even more time with you (the table scraps are a bonus). We hope you, your family, and your furry friends have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Today, our Colorado Springs and Pueblo shelters will be CLOSED for adoptions. Lost & Found and Admissions services will open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. We want to send a special thank you to the staff working today helping pets find their way home and caring for the pets who will be celebrating in the shelter.

Pets everywhere are patiently awaiting Santa Paws, but we have to know. Is your pet on the naughty or nice list? Tell us...
12/25/2023

Pets everywhere are patiently awaiting Santa Paws, but we have to know. Is your pet on the naughty or nice list? Tell us in the comments ⬇️

Shelter pets deserve a gift this holiday season, too!Boxes upon boxes of toys were delivered to HSPPR, and these present...
12/23/2023

Shelter pets deserve a gift this holiday season, too!

Boxes upon boxes of toys were delivered to HSPPR, and these presents were addressed to our shelter pups. No, they weren't from the big man in red but from our friends at Nylabone. Nylabone wanted to do something special for homeless pups, so they donated hundreds of super chewer toys for our dogs who love to munch! These chews keep their paws busy and their mind happy as they wait for their Home for the Holidays (and beyond).

Thank you, Nylabone, for thinking of our pets this holiday season!

Simba has been in a shelter since September. He struggled to find a home at another shelter for almost three months, and...
12/22/2023

Simba has been in a shelter since September.

He struggled to find a home at another shelter for almost three months, and just recently, HSPPR opened a kennel for him in hopes he would have better luck in the Springs.

However, Simba has been available since 12/15 and still hasn't had a visitor.

He has spent all of fall, two major holidays, and many cheerful snow days in a shelter waiting for his second chance. There's nothing more that Simba wants than a home for the holidays (and beyond).

If you want to help Simba, share this post!

So far this December, over 800 pets have found their Home for the Holidays, and we want to add Simba to that list. Helping a shelter pet means even more this holiday season. For each pet adopted or returned to their owner, Cindy and Mike from Status Symbol Auto Body are donating $30 to help another pet in need.

Want to know how Simba is with kids, cats, and canines? Click here to read more about him: https://pets.hsppr.org/pet/a1672585

Olivia was adopted from HSPPR in 2015, and for the past eight and a half years, she has lived her best dachshund life, b...
12/22/2023

Olivia was adopted from HSPPR in 2015, and for the past eight and a half years, she has lived her best dachshund life, being loved and spoiled by a fantastic family. Sadly, Olivia crossed over the rainbow bridge last week at ten years old. In tribute to their sweet pup, Olivia's family donated her favorite snack, peanut butter, to treat the pets in the shelter where she once was. Along with the sweet gesture was this note (see below).

Thank you to Olivia and her family for giving back to pets in need. We send our love and furry hugs to you and hope everyone does, too.

At around 1 a.m., our Animal Law Enforcement team received a call from the Colorado Springs Fire Department. They were r...
12/21/2023

At around 1 a.m., our Animal Law Enforcement team received a call from the Colorado Springs Fire Department. They were responding to a house fire and needed assistance with a Koi fish pond.

Sadly, the owner was out of town at the time all of this was happening, and everyone was worried for the fish's safety. So, our on-call officer, Officer Dunford, impounded 15 Koi fish and brought them back to HSPPR.

Our tanks were much smaller than what they were used to, but at least they were safe.

Officer Dunford contacted the owner, and they said they were flying back soon. For three days, we cared for all 15 Koi fish until their owner was able to take them back home to their home.

Happy Hearts. Happy Tails. Happy Scales! Thank you, Officer Dunford, for your compassion and care for ALL pets in need.

It's time for your weekly Hand-Picked Cats! These fabulous felines are so special we have waived their adoption fees to ...
12/20/2023

It's time for your weekly Hand-Picked Cats! These fabulous felines are so special we have waived their adoption fees to help them get noticed and adopted. Check out the hand-picked group for the week of December 20th and please spread the word to get these guys into wonderful new homes!

Visit these fantastic cats online at pets.hsppr.org/ and come adopt them from our Colorado Springs location.


*a $20 license fee may apply.

Bonnie's holiday wish- a place to call home.At 11 years old, Bonnie came to HSPPR looking for a second chance, but it ha...
12/20/2023

Bonnie's holiday wish- a place to call home.

At 11 years old, Bonnie came to HSPPR looking for a second chance, but it hasn't been easy.

She arrived with three large masses on her chest, stomach, and leg. Our veterinary team removed the masses, and two were immediately considered benign. The third needed more testing, so we sent it to a laboratory.

During her stay, Bonnie sadly came down with a doggie cold and had to be quarantined and treated. Then, during one of our veterinary exams, one of Bonnie's incisions opened, and our team had to suture it up again. Bonnie now has this super adorable t-shirt on, not just for looks but because it's keeping her incisions safe!

It seemed like Bonnie couldn't catch a break. However, after nine days, we finally got good news! Bonnie's third tumor was also benign. She has struggled so much, but here we are. Days later, Bonnie is healing.

Pets like Bonnie count on people like you. Without your support, we wouldn't have been able to help Bonnie. Today, you can be a part of Bonnie's Happy Tail and help ensure pets like her get the care they need.

Your donation will be matched by our friends at Petco Love to provide the lifesaving care so many animals in our shelter need. $10 doubles to $20. $50 doubles to $100. Every donation counts no matter the size and goes directly toward helping homeless, abused, and neglected pets.

Make Bonnie's holiday wish come true by clicking the "DONATE" button below, or donate directly to HSPPR here: https://secure.qgiv.com/for/2023holidaymatchsocial

Thank you, and Happy Holidays from Bonnie and all your friends at HSPPR.

If you've ever lost your pet, you know that gut feeling of panic and heartbreak. Our pets feel it, too! Calliope was los...
12/19/2023

If you've ever lost your pet, you know that gut feeling of panic and heartbreak. Our pets feel it, too!

Calliope was lost for almost a month and a half. At first, she enjoyed the thrill of taking on the streets of Colorado Springs by herself, but the loneliness quickly set in. She started missing her bed, toys, and yummy treats, but most of all, she missed her human.

Back home, Calliope's owner was just as sad without her. He was worried sick and checked our stray pet page nearly every day, hoping to see her furry face.

And, on December 9, there she was!

Calliope was brought in by Animal Law Enforcement as a stray, and our staff posted her snoot shot on our website. As soon as he saw her, Calliope's owner zoomed down to the shelter.

While she loved hanging out with our staff, we weren't her dad. All she wanted was to be home with him, and we ensured her holiday wish came true.

When our staff walked Calliope to the lobby to reunite her with her dad, she immediately ran to him, throwing her paws up, hugging him, and giving kisses. Their hearts were whole again, and these two walked out of our shelter, leash in hand, and officially Home for the Holidays!

UPDATE: Good news! Holly hitched a ride to one of our rescue partners in hopes of finding her family through them! Let's...
12/16/2023

UPDATE: Good news! Holly hitched a ride to one of our rescue partners in hopes of finding her family through them! Let's all wish Holly well on her new adventure.

38 days. Can you believe that's how long Holly has been waiting for her second chance? She is our longest-stay cat right now, and that's not the record anyone wants her to have.

Holly is such a sweetie. Yes, she has a horrible case of resting feral face, but the pout is just a facade. All the sweet ones hide behind a frown.

As a stray, we don't have any previous home history for Holly, but at some point, we think she was employed as a baker because she can make biscuits for hours.

Maybe if we all join paws, we can help Holly find her new home by the time we close today. What do you say? Will you share this post in hopes Holly's new family sees it?

Hear more about Holly: https://pets.hsppr.org/pet/a1668857

Nala has already spent one holiday in the shelter. She is incredibly loved here at HSPPR, and while we know she loves us...
12/15/2023

Nala has already spent one holiday in the shelter. She is incredibly loved here at HSPPR, and while we know she loves us, too, deep down, Nala would much rather spend her days in a home of her own.

Nala has been sitting, waiting, and wishing for a new family for 26 days, and she could really use your help right now finding her human.

Nala is like a cup of coffee in the morning (without the jitters). She's full of energy and seems to always be on the brink of a zoom. Nala likes her people to do two things:

1: throw a tennis ball
2: repeat #1

Pretty undemanding, right?

If you think you can handle these two requests, why not give Nala a shot? If adopting isn't in the picture for you right now, that's okay! Simply sharing this post WILL help Nala find the family she has been looking for: https://pets.hsppr.org/pet/a1644238

Remember, from now until December 25, when you adopt a pet from HSPPR, you are making an even greater impact on the pets in our community. Our friends Cindy and Mike at Status Symbol Auto Body are donating $30 for every pet reunited with their family or adopted into a new home! One Happy Tail means another for someone else.

Okay, it says here that you specialize in "roofing." Does that mean you do construction? We think Bear meant to say "woo...
12/15/2023

Okay, it says here that you specialize in "roofing." Does that mean you do construction?

We think Bear meant to say "woofing" because, like most Huskies, Bear likes to talk (and howl) ((and scream)). However, Bear does know how to mend one thing- a lonely heart. Bear has enough fluff to go around and promises to not only keep you company but keep you warm this winter!

Beat the winter blues with Bear: https://pets.hsppr.org/?species=9&gender=All&location=All

The weather outside might be frightful, but the pets at HSPPR are so delightful. Starting tomorrow, 12/15, through Sunday, 12/17, all cats and dogs six months and older at our Colorado Springs and Pueblo shelters are 50% off. Adopt your own personal ray of sunshine to keep you cozy at HSPPR: https://pets.hsppr.org/

From Colorado to Nebraska! This is Shadow's journey to his new home. At only five months old, Shadow was involved in an ...
12/14/2023

From Colorado to Nebraska! This is Shadow's journey to his new home.

At only five months old, Shadow was involved in an accident that resulted in road rash to all four of his paws. It was painful for Shadow to simply stand, and with four open wounds to his feet, these injuries are prone to infection without proper medical care.

Upon arrival, our veterinary team soaked, clipped, cleaned, dried, and applied ointment to his paws. This happened nearly every 48 hours for the next 16 days.

As a young puppy, Shadow didn't understand what was happening, but our compassionate veterinary team constantly ensured he was comfortable and loved. It wasn't easy for Shadow, but he made it through with a smile on his snoot.

Two weeks after he first arrived, Shadow's little feets were healing. In fact, by day 14, Shadow only needed a bandage on his back left foot. He still needed time to recover, and as a rambunctious Belgian Malinois, our team decided that a breed-specific rescue would be the best fit for him.

The rescue picked Shadow up in September, and he spent an additional two months in foster, having his medical needs cared for and undergoing basic training.

The best news ever came just a few weeks ago. A family from Nebraska flew to Denver, picked up this handsome boy, and drove him all the way back to Nebraska to his new home! From the looks of it, he has found his people and Happy Tail!

Thank you to everyone who was a part of Shadow's story. It's amazing to see how one pup can touch so many people. Congratulations to Shadow and his new family!

It's time for your weekly Hand-Picked Cats! These fabulous felines are so special we have waived their adoption fees to ...
12/13/2023

It's time for your weekly Hand-Picked Cats! These fabulous felines are so special we have waived their adoption fees to help them get noticed and adopted. Check out the hand-picked group for the week of December 17th and please spread the word to get these guys into wonderful new homes!

Visit these fantastic cats online at pets.hsppr.org/ and come adopt them from our Colorado Springs location.


*a $20 license fee may apply.

Domestic ducks should not be released into the wild. Earlier this month, Animal Law Enforcement (ALE) was called out to ...
12/12/2023

Domestic ducks should not be released into the wild.

Earlier this month, Animal Law Enforcement (ALE) was called out to investigate the abandonment of three ducks.

Officer Allen and ALE Administrative Manager Sam were dispatched, and when they arrived at the lake, they identified three domestic ducks amongst at least 50 wild Canadian geese.

Successfully capturing three domestic ducks within a gaggle of geese was not as easy as it seemed. Officer Allen and Sam needed to persuade these ducks to befriend them, and the best way they knew how was through food (duh).

Officer Allen gave them a cat treat peace offering, and once they were distracted by the yummy olive branch, Sam safely scooped the ducks and kenneled them in the ALE truck.

Thanks to Officer Allen and Sam, Joe, Kevin, and Nick were saved from a potentially dangerous situation. The cherry on top of this sweet story is that Sam couldn't say goodbye to this talented trio and adopted them into her family!

Please remember that feathered friends are pets and deserve the same care and commitment as our furry ones! Thank you, Officer Allen and Sam, for being the heroes these three needed!

Happy Hearts. Happy Talons! Willow was one classy lady. When she arrived, she made it clear to our staff that her beak a...
12/12/2023

Happy Hearts. Happy Talons!

Willow was one classy lady. When she arrived, she made it clear to our staff that her beak and nails were too long for her liking. She asked if our shelter had a spa inside, and while we don't have a specific nail studio, our veterinary team is staffed with professional nail techs!

They sedated Willow so they could comfortably trim her beak and nails. When she woke up, her mani-pedi was finished, and colorful Willow had a new set of nails and a sparkling beak!

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