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If you would like your adoption story to be posted, please send us a photo and/or a small paragraph about the pet(s) you have adopted from Larimer Humane Society! Please send your photos in a "jpg" file format. Please note that text submissions and pictures may be edited for space or printed in our shelter newsletter, thank you!

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Our Transfer Program Provides a Special Needs Dog with a Second Chance

Dolly 1When Dolly came to Larimer Humane Society, it was clear that she would be a special case. At only two years old, this sweet Great Dane was partially blind and deaf, with signs of dental disease and a possible heart condition. With these physical problems, Dolly had some trouble perceiving the world around her, making her feel scared and vulnerable during her first few days at the shelter.

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A Special Needs Kitten Find a Special Family

DSC 0027Animals come in all sorts of different sizes, breeds, and personalities—that’s what makes each one unique. Here at Larimer Humane Society, it is our job to help find the perfect family to match all of those unique needs. And every once in a while, some pets have special needs that call for a special family.

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3,000 Miles for a Second Chance

Ogalala and adopterOgulala was one of twelve dogs displaced by hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico who came to Larimer Humane Society to find a second chance at love. In late October, the Humane Society of the United States in partnership with Dumb Friends League in Denver coordinated the transfer of more than 100 dogs, puppies and cats from Puerto Rico to Colorado.

Ogulala was one of these lucky dogs to be flown more than 3,000 miles to Colorado for a second chance. Even the long, tiring journey from Puerto Rico to Larimer Humane Society couldn’t dampen Ogulala’s spirits. This happy, four-year-old Basset Hound/Beagle mix was excited to meet new friends and greeted staff and volunteers with wiggles and puppy smiles.

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OscarAfter a complication with his neuter surgery at another shelter, Oscar was transferred to Larimer Humane Society. Our Veterinary Services team corrected the surgery and placed him in a loving foster home to heal, but after just a few weeks Oscar’s foster family had fallen in love with their fluffy new friend and decided to make him a permanent family member.

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Luke PumaEvery animal deserves freedom from hunger and thirst, freedom from discomfort, pain, injury and disease, freedom to express normal behavior and freedom from fear and distress.

When we first met Luke, he had been robbed of many of his five freedoms. He was a stray cat, living on the streets and suffering from severe wounds that were threatening his life. Luckily for Luke, our Animal Protection & Control team found him and brought him to our shelter where we went to work providing him with this five basic freedoms, beginning with the freedom from pain, injury and disease.

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