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Working together for the well-being of animals

The San Luis Valley is in south-central Colorado and includes six counties, five of which are ranked as having the lowest per capita income in Colorado. While there are three licensed animal shelters and six licensed rescues in this area, the need for animal care is great.

When the Dumb Friends League was approached by a county commissioner in one of the counties for guidance on building a regional animal shelter to serve the San Luis Valley, our leadership team was eager to share our knowledge and expertise.

“The Dumb Friends League is excited to support the needs of homeless pets in the San Luis Valley,” said League president and CEO Dr. Apryl Steele. “It’s important to bring additional awareness to the needs of the animal welfare community in rural Colorado.”

To ensure the community is adequately supported by an existing shelter while plans are finalized for the new facility, the Dumb Friends League is hiring a shelter manager to oversee the daily operations of the existing Valley Humane League shelter.

As the project progresses, additional updates will be shared.

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