HSPPR Animal Law Enforcement Partners With Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers
— Photo/Video Opp: Media invited to attend press conference announcing partnership and current animal welfare initiatives —
May 19, 2021 Colorado Springs, CO – For decades, Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) has been investigating cases of animal cruelty in the Pikes Peak Region, and thanks to a new partnership with Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers (PPACS), they are adding one more reporting tool to assist the community. Residents of the Pikes Peak Region can now provide anonymous information on suspected animal cruelty directly to PPACS though its 24/7 tip line and website.
PPACS will also assist HSPPR in the distribution of information regarding crimes against animals to the public, which will hopefully result in more tips and witnesses.
“Although Colorado Springs is a city full of responsible pet owners and animal lovers, sadly, we still see cases of animals suffering in our community,” said HSPPR President and CEO Duane Adams. “We’re excited to see the awareness around animal neglect and abuse growing, and we hope this new partnership with Crime Stoppers will assist the community and our team in protecting pets and reducing animal suffering in our region.”
This new partnership follows on the heels of the new animal cruelty unit in the works from El Paso County District Attorney Michael Allen, which will further help perpetrators of animal cruelty be identified and correctly charged.
Who: HSPPR President and CEO Duane Adams, Crime Stoppers Chairman Don Addy, and District Attorney Michael Allen
What: Media are invited to attend the press conference discussing current animal welfare initiatives
When: Tuesday, May 25 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region
Animal Law Enforcement building
630 Abbot Lane
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
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.
Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is a nonprofit organization incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) that offers rewards to the public in return for information (tips) on criminal activity throughout the Pikes Peak region. PPACS and the persons providing tips through PPACS hotline, mobile app, and website remain anonymous and are protected by Colorado Revised Statutes Title 16. For more information or to submit a tip, either phone 719-634-7867 or visit www.crimestop.net. All tips received remain anonymous.