60 Plus Animals Rescued from Neglect, 
Now in Need of Loving Homes

These animals deserve a second chance to live a life free from neglect and abuse.
You can also help by donating today. 

The horses below are currently looking for loving homes with people who have the time and resources to give them the care they need and deserve. Additional horses may become available in the near future. Click on the photos below to view profiles on each horse. For more information about adoptions, please call 719-473-1741 ext. 8712 or email.


Hope ~ ADOPTED! 


Dixie ~ ADOPTED!

Cheyenne~ ADOPTED!

Dotty ~ ADOPTED!


Cricket~ ADOPTED!

Maggie~ ADOPTED!

Annie ~ ADOPTED!

A 15 member team led by Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) and Pueblo Animal Law Enforcement Officers executed a warrant on January 6, 2012 in Boone, CO. The warrant resulted in the seizure of 67 animals to include 34 equines (horses, donkeys, mules), 31 dogs, a cat, and a llama.  The animals were transported to the Pueblo Animal Services shelter and other livestock facilities where they will be examined and received the care necessary to provide an opportunity for recovery. The resident of the property, Valarie Christine Harris, was arrested and charged with a violation of 18-9-202 (1.5) (b) CRS Aggravated Cruelty to Animals a Class 6 Felony. 

“The animals were taken into protective custody due to inhumane conditions that were among the worst I have ever seen.  There were starving and emaciated animals scattered throughout the property living in unimaginable circumstances” said Joe Stafford, Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region’s Director of Animal Law Enforcement.

Many agencies assisted Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region and Pueblo Animal Services in removing these endangered and mistreated animals.  “The successful completion of this operation would not have taken place without the experience, resources, and expertise of the Pueblo County Sheriff Department, Colorado Humane Society, Dumb Friends League, Pueblo District Attorney’s Office, Pueblo Veterinarian Community, Pueblo City/County Health Department, among others.  We truly appreciate our partnership with these professionals to rescue animals like these from inhumane conditions” Stafford added.  

HSPPR and Pueblo Animal Services are assessing and treating each animal by utilizing its very limited staff and resources. The cost of providing these neglected and absued animals an opportunity for recovery and helping them move on to a better place could cost the agency $20,000 or more over the next several months.  “We need donations from individuals, companies, and organizations to help these animals and support the important work we do every day, but we especially need your help to provide these animals with a second chance” said Jan McHugh-Smith President and CEO of the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region.

PAS Animal Law Enforcement Department began an investigation at this location in 2007 after receiving complaints regarding the care of animals.  After numerous failed attempts to work with Harris to improve the conditions of the animals in her custody she was charged with Cruelty to Animals in 2007 and 20 plus horses were impounded.  After being convicted of these charges, PAS again became aware of neglected animals being cared for by Harris.  This second investigation resulted in Cruelty to Animals charges again being filed in 2009.  Harris continued to care for a large number of equines, dogs, and other animals ultimately resulting in her arrest for Aggravated Cruelty to Animals and the confiscation of 67 animals on January 6, 2012. 

These animals deserve a second chance to life a life free from neglect and abuse. For more information about adoptions, please call 719-473-1741 ext. 8712 or email ale@hsppr.org.
You can help care for these precious animals by donating today.