February 24, 2023

Community Raises $7M for HSPPR’s Veterinary Clinic Expansion Project

Community Raises $7M for HSPPR’s Veterinary Clinic Expansion Project

February 24, 2023 Colorado Springs, CO – Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) has officially reached their goal of raising $7M to renovate and expand their on-site veterinary clinic.

Fundraising for the special capital campaign began in 2021 and concluded at the beginning of 2023, with funds coming from generous long-time donors and animal lovers, corporate donors, and foundations who support HSPPR’s mission to help animals in our community receive the care they need. The way in which the final dollars for the project came in seemed especially fitting, given how the campaign started. An individual wished to leave a legacy for years to come by including an extraordinary lead gift through her estate at the time of her passing to start the projectAnother HSPPR supporter did the same, with this latest legacy gift fulfilling the project’s remaining balance and completing the campaign.

“We are incredibly proud to unveil HSPPR’s renovated and expanded veterinary clinic that will allow us to help even more homeless, injured, and sick pets than ever before,” said HSPPR President & CEO, Duane Adams.

The veterinary clinic has been expanded from the previous 5,300 square-feet space to the now renovated 8,000 square-feet clinic. HSPPR’s highly qualified veterinarians and certified veterinary technicians now have more space to perform spay/neuter surgeries, provide routine care, and work on emergency cases for homeless animals that come into the shelter. The new space will allow for a 35% increase in veterinary procedures.

Construction began in April of 2022 and veterinary staff moved into the new space in December of 2022.

B-roll of the clinic prior to construction can be found here:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iJDfRsN4RxFHraCwa4Uh0bB_deZXlL9a/view?usp=sharing 

B-roll of the clinic after construction can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Xn3jtzJOCIm7glc5-CS-VuNHxdSDxGSz/view  

About Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region: Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is the largest nonprofit animal shelter in southern Colorado. Serving nearly 24,000 animals a year, HSPPR provides adoption options, animal cruelty investigations, subsidized spays/neuters, a Trap-Neuter-Return program for feral cats, and other important services. Its Bite Blotter is used to track the quantity, severity, victim types and locations of domestic animal bites to create a safer and more informed community. 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