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Ark-Valley Humane Society Inc

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: • Maintains a compassionate no-kill animal shelter for homeless, lost and unwanted pets without regard for time or space, • Reduces the number of unwanted pets through spay/neuter programs, • Connects homeless pets and adoptive homes, • Offers support services for the prevention of cruelty to animals, • Presents public education for responsible pet ownership.

Results: The Ark-Valley Humane Society celebrated our 20 Year Anniversary in 2011. We took in over 1,000 animals in 2011 alone and managed to maintain a 97% live release rate (through adoption or owner reclaim). We also opened our satellite facility, the Sunshine Shelter, in March of 2011 to serve as the main Cat Facility for Chaffee County, Colorado.

Programs: Community Assistance Spay/Neuter Program and Feral Cat Trap/Neuter/Return Program

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3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


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Rating: 5

I did dog rescue for many years with a private breed rescue. Ark Valley is held in high esteem in the rescue community. My group considered them one of the two best shelters in the state (the other is Boulder Humane - much larger and with a lot more funds at their disposal). Now that my family is ready to adopt a cat, I plan to adopt from Ark Vallry, even though we live in a town over 2 hours away.

Amber v.


Rating: 5

Ark-Valley Humane Society is a great organization to support, adopt from, or get involved with, and it's a clean and happy place to visit. It's great to be part a large group of individuals that save an amazing 98% of animals in their care.



Rating: 5

Ark Valley Humane Society in Buena Vista is where animals are all treated with respect and kindness. I have been volunteering for many years and have seen this first hand. There is a policy of 100% TLC for all of the animals and this goal is met almost every day Cages and yards are kept clean and people coming to adopt comment on the cleanliness. What a great place for animals to wait for their fur-ever home!



Rating: 5

Ark valley is a wonderful shelter where they strive to give their "guests" TLC every day, meaning each dog or cat gets individual attention from staff or volunteers. It is an extremely clean facility run by people whose top priority is making the transion from a pet's previous to it's forever home as smooth abnd comfortable as possible. Volunteers are held in high esteem and are given kudos at every turn. It makes volunteering feel important! I love volunteering at Ark Valley, I feel a part of a well oiled machine!