Our shelter has outlived its useful life, it’s over 38 years old. It’s clean, it smells nice, and we reunite pets and make matches here every day, but it prevents best practices that could save more lives.
We know that we can do so much more to help the animals in our community. We’re committed to placing all healthy and treatable cats and dogs by 2020. We’re close, but we simply cannot do it at our current shelter. Our kennels are too small, we are overcrowded and our floors are shifting away from our walls.
With a new shelter we will be able to offer better care, more programing and meet all of the industry standards and best practices.
Building a new shelter takes money that we, the City of Loveland, the City of Fort Collins and Larimer County don’t currently have. To raise some of the funds for a new facility, we launched a county-wide citizens’ initiative for the November 2013 ballot to pass a one-penny-per-$10 sales tax to build a new shelter. Unfortunately, due to a counting error, we were unable to put this initiative on the November 2013 ballot. Our board of directors is currently exploring all options for funding moving forward.