Entries by Scott Wendelberger

Honoring Veteran’s Day

Today we honor and recognize Veterans in the Larimer Humane Society community. One in particular is David, an Air Force Vet who served from 1975 to 1981, and now volunteers as an adoption greeter here at the shelter. David joined the military soon after graduating high school. He completed basic training at the San Antonio

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The Benefits of Kids Growing up With Pets

When deciding if adopting a new pet is the right option for your family, there is a lot to consider. It’s easy to think of the extra labor and stress that comes with adding a four-legged companion to the household, not to mention your little humans running around as well. But once we look beyond

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Celebrating National Veterinary Technician Week

Just around the corner is National Veterinary Technicians Week, giving us an opportunity to highlight a team of employees who work tirelessly and compassionately behind the scenes. To illustrate the value of veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants at Larimer Humane Society, we turn to our long list of animals whose lives were forever changed for

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Litter Box Considerations

Our Behavior Team is often asked about what to do in the event that their cat starts to have issues with using the litter box. It can be puzzling when you find pee stains on the carpet, even though your cat has been using their litter box properly for quite some time. In this article,

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Becoming a Bird Owner

When deciding to adopt a new companion – for the first time or the tenth – the idea of owning a bird may not be at the top of your list. Aspiring pet owners are often seeking companionship and a buddy to cuddle on the couch or to go on adventures with, and at first

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Roxy and Oz Find Their Forever Family

This is most likely not the first time you have read about Roxy and Oz, a bonded pair of canines who, over the course of a year, were surrendered into the care of Larimer Humane Society — twice. In the summer of 2021, Roxy and Oz spent more than a month on the hunt for

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Celebrating 5 Years in New Building

Five years ago, the Larimer Humane Society shelter – then located on Kyle Avenue in Fort Collins – was run down beyond repair and bursting at the seams. The animal kennels were dark and small, the ventilation system was substandard, and staff workspaces were set up in every nook, cranny, and closet that wasn’t utilized

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Humane Education at the Shelter

This week marks the end of our Critter Camp 2022 summer season, providing three full weeks (one per month) of hands-on activities, animal presentations, educational discussions, tours, and fun and games on the lawn here at the shelter. Larimer Humane Society strongly believes that compassion for animals tomorrow begins with education today. To back this

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