Community Animal Services of Pueblo, operated by PAWS for Life, relinquished its license on March 27. The move followed a state investigation into unacceptable conditions, including injured and ill animals going without care. Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region has been contracted by Pueblo City and County to provide temporary, limited services in an effort to get the shelter back up and running and help bridge the gap until a long-term contract is determined by city and county officials.
The Pueblo shelter is open 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily to accept stray animals and assist owners who can no longer keep their pet.
Due to our temporary, limited service contract, we are not open for adoptions at this time. We are currently utilizing our transfer partners across Colorado to adopt out available pets so we can focus our efforts on the Pueblo pets most in need. This will allow our staff to provide the best possible care to stray and injured pets
Animal Law Enforcement
Officers will respond to priority calls from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily. If you have an after-hours emergency, please call the Pueblo Police Department at 719.553.2502 or the Pueblo County Sheriff's Department at 719.583.6250. Emergencies are those situations involving domestic injured animals, animals threatening public safety or cruelty to animals. Noisy pets are not considered emergencies.
To report a deceased animal on a sidewalk, road, or other public area, call Pueblo Public Works at 719.553.2295.
Lost & Found
If you’ve lost or found a pet, please click here to complete a report online as soon as possible. If you've lost a pet, we also recommend coming to the shelter in person to look for your pet. We work hard to match lost and found reports with animals coming into the shelter, but you know your pet best and can identify them the quickest.
Owner Requested Euthanasia
We are currently unable to perform owner requested euthanasia services. Please contact a local veterinarian for assistance.
Volunteer opportunities will be available once city and county officials have a long-term plan in place for the shelter. Please check back for more information.
Any issue involving wildlife, such as an injured deer or orphaned wildlife, should be directed to the Division of Wildlife at 719.561.5300.
Rest assured Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region has always been there for the Pueblo community and that commitment has not changed. The animals need our help more than ever, and we are here, as always, to be a part of the solution. Thank you for your dedication to the mission - a compassionate community where animals and people are cared for and valued.