About Us


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. Read more about our work in our Annual Report.



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.

Learn more and join the movement at scsheltering.org.




Ensuring every unwanted or homeless pet has a safe place to go for shelter and care


Placing every healthy and safe animal


Assessing the medical and behavioral needs of homeless animals and ensuring these needs are thoughtfully addressed


Aligning policy with the needs of the community

Alleviating suffering and making appropriate euthanasia decisions


Considering the health and wellness of each animal and each community when transferring animals between communities


Enhancing the human-animal bond through thoughtful placements and post adoption support


Fostering a culture of transparency, ethical decision making, mutual respect, continual learning and collaboration

Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region

Federal Tax ID: 84-0410111

Colorado Springs


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