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

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, some recent decisions have created regulations that are leading 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.

For decades, animal advocates, veterinarians and shelter and rescue groups have worked tirelessly in Colorado to champion animal welfare. This work has led to statewide outcomes that were unimaginable only 30 years ago. But what is it that we stand for?

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.


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


Place every healthy and safe animal


Assess the medical and behavioral needs of homeless animals and ensure these needs are thoughtfully addressed


Align shelter policy with the needs of the community

Alleviate suffering and make appropriate euthanasia decisions


Consider the health, wellness and safety of animals for each community when transferring animals


Enhance the human-animal bond through safe placements and post adoption support


Foster 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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