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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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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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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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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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Theo was brought to Larimer Humane Society after surviving a trip trapped under the hood of a car—all the way from Wellington to Denver! She appeared to have minor burns on her paw pads and some bruising on her abdomen. After weeks of diligent veterinary care from Larimer Humane Society staff, Theo was finally healed, healthy and ready to find her forever home.

Once she was put up for adoption, her new mom came in and thought she was the prettiest cat. It was love at first sight; Theo had found a forever home.

Theo is extremely social, running to greet her family whenever they wake up in the morning or come home from work. She loves being with people, and she’ll follow her family around to different rooms just to be with them. She’s a great buddy who loves to cuddle, purr, and rub on legs.

Photo taken by Christina Gressianu at the Fort Collins Municipal Railway Trolley in Fort Collins

Sally Ann

FY17 Calendar 9Sally Ann was surrendered to Larimer Humane Society at the age of six months. Her original family wanted a guard dog, but Sally Ann was just too sociable!

Sally Ann waited patiently for her new forever family to come, and when they found her she was lying calmly in her kennel, with her paws crossed in a very ladylike manner.

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