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SOCO Spay and Neuter Association

SOCO Spay and Neuter Association Our Mission: To promote and provide for the humane treatment of animals through affordable populatio The Southern Colorado Spay and Neuter Association (referred to as “SoCO” by the community) is a low-cost, non-profit, veterinary clinic that provides affordable, preventative care to the homed and unhomed pets of southern Colorado.

As a well-established clinic, this non-profit has worked out of the same building, on the south side of Pueblo, since 1997; we have sterilized over 90,000 pets and provided hundreds of thousands of vaccines to community pets without restrictions on income. In addition to our core mission, “to promote and provide for the humane treatment of animals through affordable population control,” SoCO opera

As a well-established clinic, this non-profit has worked out of the same building, on the south side of Pueblo, since 1997; we have sterilized over 90,000 pets and provided hundreds of thousands of vaccines to community pets without restrictions on income. In addition to our core mission, “to promote and provide for the humane treatment of animals through affordable population control,” SoCO opera

Operating as usual

FOUND CATCalifornia and Lake.Owner Identify with pictures and/or documented medical history from a veterinarian.(can you...
05/10/2022

FOUND CAT

California and Lake.

Owner Identify with pictures and/or documented medical history from a veterinarian.

(can you believe how stunning this cat is?)

Please call or text Lisa at 719-250-0262.

Meet Bullet! Bullet is a quiet, calm and laidback dude. Bullet does well with other dogs as well as cats. Bullet is a bi...
05/09/2022

Meet Bullet!

Bullet is a quiet, calm and laidback dude. Bullet does well with other dogs as well as cats.

Bullet is a bit overweight so he is looking for a family who will help him lose a few pounds.

Please text/call 203-927-8126 for more information or to fill out our adoption questionnaire.

Meet Ladybug! Ladybug was rescued by our SoCO Paw Responder team after she was out running for over two months in a rura...
05/09/2022

Meet Ladybug!

Ladybug was rescued by our SoCO Paw Responder team after she was out running for over two months in a rural town with an injured leg.

Since coming to us ladybug has had TPLO surgery to fix her leg. Since her injury was old there was a bit of arthritis built up so it’s likely she will always have a limp. Ladybug doesn’t let her injury get her down, she loves to run and play. She is an absolute joy and is sooo sweet.

Ladybug or LOVEbug loooooves to cuddle and get lots and lots of pets. She is looking for a home with a family who is ready to help her be the best she can be! She would greatly benefit from training classes. A family who is home often would be best. No young children due to her size and a home where she is the queen bee with no other pets is necessary.

A yard with a secure privacy fence will be required.

Please text/call 203-927-8126 for more information or to fill out our adoption questionnaire.

SoCO has 3 beautiful barn kitties ready to work for you! Please text Lisa at 719-250-0262 if you're in need of mousers!
05/09/2022

SoCO has 3 beautiful barn kitties ready to work for you!

Please text Lisa at 719-250-0262 if you're in need of mousers!

Just wanted to brighten up your news feed with some supreme cuteness! This baby is one of three in a litter that are ali...
05/07/2022

Just wanted to brighten up your news feed with some supreme cuteness!

This baby is one of three in a litter that are alive because of SoCO's Bottlefeeding Program!

Originally found in a window well in Beulah, these babies were taken care of and tube fed for two weeks by superstar SoCO employee Lilli. After they were stabilized, they were taken to Cyrissa, one of our most-experienced bottlefeeders.

We can only take in these fragile felines if we have fosters set up to take care of them. If you're interested in helping, please message Lisa at 719-250-0262.

All supplies, training, and support are provided by SoCO!

Can't foster but want to help? We need unscented baby wipes for our bottle babies! Donations can be dropped off all day on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.

*Take a peek at the last photo and you'll see a sibling practicing his stalking skills!

*ADOPTED!!!Princess is currently at the Pueblo PetCO Adoption Center! If interested, she can be seen there!Isn't Princes...
05/03/2022

*ADOPTED!!!

Princess is currently at the Pueblo PetCO Adoption Center! If interested, she can be seen there!

Isn't Princess cute as a button?

This sweet girl is looking for a family!

At approximately 2 years of age, Princess is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, and tested NEGATIVE for FIV/FeLV/heartworm.

Did you look at those beautiful round eyes and already fall in love?

Please text Lisa @ 719-250-0262 to set up a meet n greet!

🎵🎶"Celebrate good times, COME ON!"🎶🎵Ophelia has been adopted! This precious tripod has found herself the perfect Mom! Co...
04/27/2022

🎵🎶"Celebrate good times, COME ON!"🎶🎵

Ophelia has been adopted!

This precious tripod has found herself the perfect Mom!

Congratulations to both Ophelia and Allison!

*ADOPTED!!!*Beautiful Ophelia is the sweetest tripod you'll ever meet! And look at what a goof  she is! Ophelia was brou...
04/24/2022

*ADOPTED!!!*

Beautiful Ophelia is the sweetest tripod you'll ever meet! And look at what a goof she is!

Ophelia was brought in as an injured stray. Her injury was so bad that Dr. Aldrich had to amputate her leg. Fast forward to today where Ophelia is a happy, healthy gal! If interested in adoption, please call/text Lisa at 719-250-0262.

Congratulations Leonard, SoCO's diabetic cat!We are thrilled to announce that this sweet 10 year old has found a mommy o...
04/21/2022

Congratulations Leonard, SoCO's diabetic cat!

We are thrilled to announce that this sweet 10 year old has found a mommy of his own!

We love you Leonard and we are celebrating that your big day has finally arrived!

04/18/2022

Our beautiful rescue pups are looking for supplies to fill their bellies, keep their minds active, help with training and to keep them safe! Thank you!

Dog Food:
🐾https://www.chewy.com/victor-select-beef-meal-brown-rice/dp/120668
🐾 https://www.chewy.com/victor-purpose-performance-formula/dp/120684

Long Lasting Chews: 🐾https://www.chewy.com/barking-buddha-green-lamb-tripe-dog/dp/370649 🐾https://www.chewy.com/barking-buddha-peanut-butter-beef/dp/370669 🐾https://www.chewy.com/best-bully-sticks-6-angus-bully/dp/129453 🐾https://www.chewy.com/bones-chews-bully-stick-6-dog-treats/dp/130491 🐾https://www.chewy.com/bones-chews-made-in-usa-roasted/dp/114674

West Paw Toppl or Extreme Kongs: (extra large) 🐾 https://www.chewy.com/west-paw-zogoflex-toppl-tough-treat/dp/109835 🐾https://www.chewy.com/kong-extreme-dog-toy/dp/38493
🐾https://www.chewy.com/kong-extreme-dog-toy/dp/38493

Lick Mats:
🐾https://www.amazon.com/stores/LICKIMAT/page/FE43D005-C3D1-4D20-944D-917FF98DB0A0?ref_=ast_bln
🐾https://www.chewy.com/hyper-pet-iq-calm-slow-feeder-cat-dog/dp/285383

Training Treats:
🐾 https://www.chewy.com/stewart-pro-treat-beef-liver-freeze/dp/44918 🐾https://www.amazon.com/Nudges-Steak-Grillers-Dog-Treats/dp/B074P68R1T?ref_=ast_sto_dp
🐾 https://www.chewy.com/full-moon-all-natural-human-grade/dp/372019

Dog Collars: (small/extra small) 🐾https://www.maxandneo.com/collections/dog-collars/products/martingale-all-nylon-dog-collar?variant=21362787975273 🐾https://www.maxandneo.com/collections/dog-collars/products/martingale-all-nylon-dog-collar?variant=21362784829545

Squeaky Tennis Balls: https://www.chewy.com/frisco-fetch-squeaking-tennis-ball/dp/179581

Slow Feeder: https://www.chewy.com/outward-hound-fun-feeder-interactive/dp/113712

Grocery Items: Low Fat String Cheese, Turkey Hot Dogs, Unsweetened Plain Yogurt, Low Fat Cottage Cheese, Frozen Green Beans, Frozen Blueberries, Frozen Carrots, Jif Natural Peanut Butter, Unsweetened Canned Pumpkin

🐾For grocery items please drop by Monday-Wednesday afternoon before 5 pm🐾

1700 S Prairie Avenue

We have a special someone to introduce you to- someone we bet you won't soon forget!Meet Ladybug! This goofy goober was ...
04/16/2022

We have a special someone to introduce you to- someone we bet you won't soon forget!

Meet Ladybug! This goofy goober was trapped by our own SoCO Paw Responder team after we learned about her living alone and injured on an isolated and uninhabited ranch in Boone, CO. Sadly, it was confirmed that she had been alone for nearly 2 months before we were asked to help. We are proud to announce that after only 12 hours on the case, we safely captured her. Her full rescue story can be read here and it's a good one, so don't skip it: https://www.facebook.com/socopawresponders/photos/a.501062326922914/1615828815446254

Upon arrival at SoCO, our team quickly learned that this emaciated girl was very sweet and loving. After carefully removing her from our extra-large TruCatch Trap, Ladybug quietly and gently crawled toward any warm body: our girl was obviously relieved to know she was no longer alone and just wanted to have skin-to-skin contact with us. She was full of ticks, very skinny, and she had a swollen back leg that she was favoring: our girl had been through a lot.

Immediate treatments were administered, and upon examination by Dr. Ballotti, this year-old mastiff mix was found to have a torn ligament in her knee. After many phone consultations and a recommendation from Dr. Ballotti, we will be having her knee repair done on Monday, April 18th.

Ladybug has filled out very nicely since arriving at SoCO. Her precious little nub tail is always wiggling with happiness, and her head is always ready to plop in any available lap. Ladybug can sit, lay down, and roll over which she does with pride! We are honored to be helping this girl and equally honored to know her.

We are asking you, our dedicated supporters, to help us once again. Her surgery will be expensive and we are seeking donations to help cover the cost. If you aren't in a position to help, please share her post. Don't forget to click that link to read her full rescue story, and be sure to take a peek at the pictures provided of our sweet, tough Ladybug.

UPDATE: RETURNED TO OWNERFound4/13/2022HWY 50 by La GreesOwner IdentifyCall/Text: 719-250-0262 or 203-927-8126
04/13/2022

UPDATE: RETURNED TO OWNER

Found

4/13/2022

HWY 50 by La Grees

Owner Identify

Call/Text: 719-250-0262 or 203-927-8126

Help us in wishing Dr. Ballotti a happy birthday! Every day after surgery is finished and all surgical patients have bee...
04/11/2022

Help us in wishing Dr. Ballotti a happy birthday!

Every day after surgery is finished and all surgical patients have been checked, Dr. Ballotti puts on her comfy slippers and sits down in various areas of the clinic to love on SoCO's rescue cats! This serves multiple purposes: It allows Doc to continually assess their behaviors and conditions in a relaxed environment, it makes Doc super happy, and it makes the rescues super happy!

Sometimes it can be hard to find Doc when she's in "snuggle mode": she's so tiny that she fits comfortably in the kennels and has been known to climb right in with a cat! Notice her post-surgical slippers sticking out of the kennel in the 2nd picture!💗

Happy Birthday Doc! Thank you for being you!

SoCO was immediately on scene to assist PAWS for Life in the evacuation of their rescues! All pets have been safely evac...
04/10/2022

SoCO was immediately on scene to assist PAWS for Life in the evacuation of their rescues! All pets have been safely evacuated thanks to the caring people of Pueblo! This city is amazing!

SoCO employees were able to help Ben (black) and Goose(tan and white). We transported and escorted them to their holding crates where we continue our watch over them, keeping them calm and giving lots of pets!

Thank you to Cody and Teresa for taking care of the SoCO rescues while other SoCO team members helped with the evacuation process.

Many tails are wagging and many cats are purring a combined "thank you" to Alive Volleyball! In lieu of a participation ...
04/03/2022

Many tails are wagging and many cats are purring a combined "thank you" to Alive Volleyball!

In lieu of a participation fee at last week's tournament, the great people at Alive Volleyball requested donations be made to the rescues at SoCO!

Between the cash and goodies, there was well over a thousand dollar's worth of donations!

These toys and treats assist us in making the rescues happy and enriched during their stay with us.

Thank you to Alive Volleyball and all of the great people that donated! Your kindness has warmed our hearts and will help us make lives better.

April is a special month for us! 25 years ago, SoCO began its service as a non-profit, low-cost spay and neuter clinic f...
04/01/2022

April is a special month for us! 25 years ago, SoCO began its service as a non-profit, low-cost spay and neuter clinic for the people of Pueblo and southern Colorado.

It all began when a small group of animal advocates got together, acknowledging the issues our city was facing : The municipal shelter and Animal Welfare and Protection Society (now known as PAWS for Life) were bursting at the seams. Should they build a newer, bigger shelter? They knew it would also become overwhelmed.

This ambitious group knew that they had to start at the source: there needed to be an affordable option for fixing the beloved pets of Pueblo. And so, the Southern Colorado Spay and Neuter Association was created. It was ahead of its time for a smaller city, but was immediately successful!

Throughout the years, other programs were conceptualized and put into place. Throughout the month we will be sharing more about these programs.

We are proud to continue the work started 25 years ago, and we look forward to many more years ahead!

Thank you Pueblo, for always supporting our efforts. We are incredibly proud of our city and our little clinic!

*reunited with familyFound catW 24th and Main StOwner Identify
03/16/2022

*reunited with family

Found cat
W 24th and Main St
Owner Identify

On Feb 21st,  the SoCO staff had a great surprise during a routine dog spay. Dr. Ballotti made the calm announcement of ...
03/16/2022

On Feb 21st, the SoCO staff had a great surprise during a routine dog spay. Dr. Ballotti made the calm announcement of what she was encountering- a pregnancy of one puppy, likely at term. SoCO gals quickly went into action following trained protocol for a viable baby. The team worked quietly, but completely in-step: each team member knew their role in this situation.

Dogs born during a spay have been affected by the anesthesia given to their mother. CO2, found in the air we breathe, actually reverses the effect of one of the drugs used. We had to get this pup, fresh from the womb, breathing. Please understand that the pup, under anesthesia, is also now cold and wet from birth. You must clamp the umbilical cord, dry the baby, suction fluid from their lungs, assist with breathing, and keep the baby warm all at the same time.

After 45 minutes of work, the pup was breathing on his own and making cute little newborn puppy noises!

Owners of the mom and pup were called, letting them know a viable puppy was found and saved during the spay. It was explained that the mom could still produce milk with hormonal injections, but there may be need for human intervention in the way of bottlefeeding. We offered our assistance and the family agreed that the pup would benefit from our help.

Fast forward 3 weeks later and this angel is thriving! He is safe in foster care with a very experienced family where he has been bottle-fed every 2 hours. He is meeting all of the appropriate milestones for a pup his age, and is bringing a lot of joy to us all!!

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1700 S Prairie Ave
Pueblo, CO
81005

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 5pm

Telephone

(719) 564-3776

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Ty so much 💗 💓 yall are amazing
Do you still hold your low cost vaccination clinics?
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Jack still missing. 16 days now. Super friendly. If alive, someone has him 😥💔 Check all dogs. CALL IF SIGHTED. Take a pic if possible. TY
Thank you Max and Neo from the rescues SOCO Spay and Neuter Association!!!
Who loves huge kitties?
Hello...I just found a stray kitten and was wondering if you guys will take it. It looks to be about 8 weeks maybe? I appreciate any help. Thank you!
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Lizzie came to the Pueblo shelter a few weeks ago. She was surrendered to us because she had been violently scratching her skin for some time and had developed some pretty serious wounds. Our veterinary team thought it may be a food allergy and put her on a special diet. After observation, sweet Lizzie just wasn't getting any better 🙁. We contacted our friends at SOCO Spay and Neuter Association and transferred her to their care. Their veterinarian took a biopsy to confirm this was a food allergy. The results indicated this was indeed the case. They continued her on a prescription diet and added medication. A few days ago, the staff at SOCO anxiously removed Lizzie's cone and... she didn't even attempt to scratch her skin! She will now be placed in a home and no longer will need to be kept under close observation! Thank you to our friends at SOCO Spay and Neuter Association in Pueblo for helping with miss Lizzie. Collaborations are invaluable to ensure the best outcome for our furry friends in need! #Teamwork makes the dream work! #HappyTailsHappyHearts #Pueblo #Collaboration
Looking for a new friend to bring on the patio!? These beautiful dogs are available for adoption through SoCO Spay and Neuter Association in Pueblo, Colorado. Hiking Buddy, Cuddle Buddy, Running/Jogging Buddy, Strolling Buddy we have got them all! Please call/text Francesca at 203-927-8126 for more information or to fill out an adoption questionnaire! All dog adoptions include spay/neuter, vaccinations, HW test and microchip. Full profiles on each dog can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156387003829780.1073741860.173963659779&type=3 Adopt A Pet Link: https://www.adoptapet.com/shelter82362-pets.html Please share! When one dog gets adopted we have space to save another! SOCO Spay and Neuter Association
Found on Elizabeth Street near 24th. She is safe and had food and water. Looking for owner
Jet Li checking in to say “hello”. Jet is doing wonderful in his new home. Hard to believe we’ve had him for three months. He is such a goofball.