Learn more about the great work HSPPR is doing for the community.
A compassionate community where animals and people are cared for and valued
Founded in 1949, Humane Society of the Pikes Region is the largest animal welfare group for homeless and abused animals in Southern Colorado. HSPPR is a local, independent nonprofit not affiliated with national organizations such as ASPCA or Humane Society of the United States and relies on donations to fund its work. As an open admission shelter, no animal is ever turned away. Passionate and dedicated staff care for animals in distress, provide medical care for abused and injured animals, reunite lost pets with their owners, find loving homes for homeless animals, and investigate animal cruelty and enforce animal ordinances.
Socially Conscious Sheltering
Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is proud to be a part of the growing socially conscious animal community movement. Together with other animal welfare organizations across the country, HSPPR is dedicated to giving every animal that comes through our doors the care and respect he deserves, and the best possible outcome.
Our society is at a critical point in shaping the future of animal welfare. Pets matter deeply to us, and protecting pets is vital to a healthy community. While most people mean well in their attempts to change public policy around how we care for homeless pets, sometimes good intentions lead to unintended suffering for the very pets that people are trying to protect. We must educate colleagues, friends, family members, neighbors and policy makers so public policy results in animals receiving the care and respect they deserve.
The socially conscious animal community is a framework that allows each of us to understand our role in creating best outcomes for pets. This concept is based on respectful treatment of animals. It’s about placing every healthy and safe animal that ends up in a shelter or rescue. It’s about transparency and leadership. It’s about thoughtful public policy. It’s about safe communities. We must work together to create the best outcomes for all animals while nurturing the human-animal bond.
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Meet the leadership at HSPPR!
President & CEO
Director of Finance & Administration
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Director of Animal Law Enforcement
Director of Philanthropy
Associate Director of Marketing & Communications
Director of Veterinary Services
Associate Director – Pueblo
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Board of Directors
Governed by a volunteer board of community leaders, Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is a local, independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. HSPPR relies on donations to carry out our lifesaving work in the community.
Bill Ryan | Chair | Compass Point Research & Trading, LLC
Victor Andrews| Vice Chair | Community Volunteer
David Lytle | Treasurer | Altman, Keilbach, Lytle, Parlapiano & Ware, P.C
Taryn Simental | Secretary | The Cutting Edge, Realtors
Lindie Eads | Past Chair | BKD, LLP
Shannon Coker | Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado
Sarah Brittain-Jack | Sarah B. Jack & Associates
Alex Dumas | Olive Real Estate Group
Lindsey Hafemeister | Xanterra Parks & Resorts
Mark Hanchey | Law Firm of Mark S Hanchey
Ed Perry | RE/MAX Associates
Rachel Starr | Elder Construction
Betsy Vanderwerf | Community Volunteer
Carol Wersich | Community Volunteer
Andrew Will | Community Volunteer
In the past, Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region has collected and reported shelter statistics, including live release rate, in accordance with the Asilomar Accords. The guiding principles of the Asilomar Accords included statistical transparency and a uniform method for collecting and reporting shelter data. Recognizing that industry standards are changing, an improved method of collecting data has evolved out of the Accords matrix. HSPPR will now share the statistics in the data matrix required by the Pet Animal Care and Facilities Act (PACFA) for Colorado-licensed shelters and rescues.
In addition, HSPPR reports data to the Shelter Animals Count National Database, which provides shelter data on dogs and cats at the county level in the U.S. The purpose of Shelter Animals Count is to enable data-driven decisions to promote saving the lives of companion animals and preventing homelessness.