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"Larimer Humane Society's mission is to promote and provide the humane care and treatment of animals."

Vision Statement

Lead the way towards an aware and engaged community dedicated to compassionate and humane care of animals by promoting successful placement and responsible pet ownership.

Strategic Goals

  • The placement of all healthy and treatable cats and dogs by 2020.
  • To become an employer of choice within the animal welfare community in the Mountain state region.
  • Establishment of a viable funding framework that provides for the growth of Larimer Humane Society programs and services.
  • Promote a collaborative effort with other concerned entities in Larimer County focusing on responsible pet ownership and increasing live release rates.
  • Design, fund and construct a new state of the art facility for Larimer Humane Society.
  • Recruit new Larimer Humane Society Board members and promote increased training for new and existing Board members.

About Larimer Humane Society

Founded in 1969, Larimer Humane Society is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and provide the responsible care and treatment of animals.  As Northern Colorado’s largest open-admission animal care facility, we provide shelter, medical attention and care to thousands of lost, abandoned, injured, abused, ill and orphaned animals each year. 

Through our quality adoptions and lost & found services, we place more than 2,800 companion animals into new homes annually and reunite nearly 1,900 stray animals with their grateful owners. 

Larimer Humane Society is also home to the county’s only Animal Protection & Control unit. Through contractual agreements, Larimer Humane Society provides full-service animal control for Fort Collins, Loveland, and unincorporated areas of Larimer County, as well as stray-animal sheltering for Wellington, Windsor, Timnath and Berthoud.

Members of the public benefit from Larimer Humane Society’s educational programming. We offer summer camps to school-age children, as well as valuable humane education presentations, shelter tours, scout programs and fun activities for adults, teens and kids. We strive to educate our community on the proper and responsible care and treatment of all animals, including how we co-exist with wild animals.

Nonprofit Status

Larimer Humane Society is an independent, nonprofit agency. We are not a division of the Larimer County government or the cities of Loveland or Fort Collins, nor are we operated or a part of any national animal welfare organizations. We are a 501(c)(3) corporation and are governed by a volunteer board of directors.

Our Federal Employer Identification Number is 84-0611804.


Larimer Humane Society is funded by three main sources*:

  1. Individual donations and fundraising events (e.g., Top Cat & Tails Gala and the Fire Hydrant 5K Walk/Run & Pet Expo), bequests and grants. Visit our Online Donation page to learn more about how you can help. (Approximately 25% of annual budget)
  2. Fees generated from services we provide such as adoptions, holding stray animals, and pet licensing. (Approximately 34% of annual budget)
  3. Animal Protection and Control contracts maintained with Fort Collins, Loveland, and Larimer County. Each municipality contracts with Larimer Humane Society separately to enforce local animal ordinances in their respective areas, assist police and fire with animals during emergencies, as well as pick up stray and injured animals. (36% of annual budget)


*In addition to these sources, 5% of annual budget comes from interest, gains/losses.

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Ft. Collins, CO 80525

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Ft. Collins, CO 80525

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