HSPPR Rescue Rover to Service Southeast Colorado

HSPPR Rescue Rover

HSPPR Rescue Rover

— Largest animal shelter in Southern Colorado opens doors to local dogs —

August 22, 2016 Colorado Springs, CO – As part of ongoing efforts to improve animal welfare across the region, Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) will begin offering surrendering services to Southeast Colorado communities in need. Owners wishing to relinquish their dog(s) may do so at the Bent County Fairgrounds the first Saturday of every month starting September 3. HSPPR will be accepting dogs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until space is full, whichever comes first. Certain requirements apply, including:

  • Only accepting owner surrender dogs (no stray dogs)
  • No bully breeds accepted (breed determined by HSPPR representative)
  • Any dog with health conditions that may be contagious will not be accepted
  • All dogs will receive brief behavior and health assessment to determine adoptability

Dubbed the Rescue Rover, HSPPR’s Sprinter van fitted with custom-built kennels and designed to move animals safely and comfortably from shelters across the state, has helped save more than 4,500 lives since the program began in 2014. The Rescue Rover has logged more than 70,000 miles since its inaugural ride.

Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is the largest nonprofit animal shelter in southern Colorado, serving nearly 24,000 animals a year. Rated four stars by Charity Navigator, HSPPR is a local, independent nonprofit that relies on donations from the community to fund its many humane programs. For more information, visit www.hsppr.org.

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