Entries by Justin Clapp

February is National Cat Health Month

February is a month focused on cats, most importantly that they are living a healthy lifestyle that provides many great years ahead of them. During the month, we ask cat families to give extra attention to their cat’s physical and mental well-being. It’s also a good time to educate yourself on the signs that your

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How to Keep Companion Animals Safe from Mountain Lions

Recently in northern Colorado, there has been an increase in mountain lion sightings throughout the region. Domestic cats and dogs can be easy prey for these animals, but there are actions you can take to help protect them. “We can live with these incredible animals if we respect mountain lions and their habitat,” says Jason

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Preparing Your Pets for When Kids Go Back to School

The COVID-19 pandemic likely changed your family’s day-to-day schedule, as well as the daily routine for your pet. Having kids home from school is a substantial departure from normal. While some schools have been open to in-person learning, over the next month many schools will be welcoming students back full-time for the first time since

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Why It’s Important to Adopt Bonded Pairs Together

It is not uncommon to see bonded pairs of animals come into the shelter, whether surrendered together or arriving following the incapacity or death of an owner. Whenever possible, we work to adopt bonded pairs out together – a scenario that boasts benefits both to the animals and their new adopters. Here are a few

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A Pet is a Commitment, Not Just a Holiday Gift

Many families look to welcome new pets to their homes around the holidays. While new pets may initially seem to bring holiday cheer, it’s important to consider the level of commitment these new family members will require. Before you make this commitment, ask this question: is your family ready for the animal that you are

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Safety Moment: Pet Safety During the Holidays

It’s amazing to think that there are only three weeks left in the year, which is still plenty of time for our furry family members to be exposed to possible dangers. This week, Larimer Humane Society Shelter Supervisor Lee Jones provides some important tips on how to keep our pets safe from the holiday food,

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Homemade Thanksgiving Dog Treats

Thanksgiving is Thursday, and as we discussed in last week’s blog, your typical holiday foods can pose a danger to your furry family member. However, that doesn’t mean they need to be left out when indulging in the food of the season. Your dog is still able to enjoy Thanksgiving treats which taste delicious while

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Thanksgiving Pet Safety Tips

Due to social distancing guidelines, Thanksgiving is going to look different compared to years past. What won’t be different is everyone in your immediate household, including your pet, getting together to give thanks for the blessings you received in 2020. However, it is key to remember that there are dangers that can lurk inside and

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National Animal Shelter Week – How You Can Make a Difference

During this first full week in November, the staff at Larimer Humane Society is celebrating “National Animal Shelter Week,” and thanking everyone for the work and dedication in helping to protect animals in our community. This includes our staff, volunteers, and just as important…YOU! 2020 has been a year with obstacles that none of us

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