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Apr 20, 2017

Denver Animal Shelter Late Opening on April 26

The Denver Animal Shelter is opening late (at 2 p.m.) on Wednesday, April 26th due to a mandatory meeting.

Mar 21, 2017

Second Annual Rescue Runway to Benefit Denver Animal Shelter

Adoptable dogs from the Denver Animal Shelter will be showcasing the latest furry fashions for a good cause at Rescue Runway on Friday, March 24 at 6 p.m. at the McNichols Civic Center Building (144 W Colfax Ave).

Feb 15, 2017

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Jan 23, 2017

Denver Animal Protection Receives Grant to Fund Pet Retention Program

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals (ASPCA) awarded Denver Animal Protection a $50,000 grant to fund a new pet retention program that will provide assistance to Denver pet-owners who may be considering surrendering their pets due to financial hardships.

Dec 07, 2016

Denver Animal Protection Reminds Residents to Ensure Pets are Protected when Temperatures Drop

As the Denver Metro area braces for several days of bitter cold, Denver Animal Protection reminds residents to ensure pets are protected from the elements. Failing to do so could have dire consequence for pets, and result in a Cruelty to Animals or Animal Neglect charge, up to a $999 fine and/or a year in jail for the owner.

Jun 30, 2016

Denver Animal Protection Gives Tips for Ensuring A Safe, Enjoyable July 4th for People and Pets

Denver’s Animal Protection encourages pet owners to enjoy the show, but leave their pets at home.

Jun 10, 2016

Denver Animal Shelter Celebrates Five Years in New Facility

Denver Animal Shelter is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its new building on 1241 W Bayaud Ave. June 10-12 in the 5-Year Anniversary Paw-ty & Adoption Event.

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Occasionally we have to cancel or change the schedule for our vaccination clinic. When this occurs, cancellations will be posted in our events calendar located on the Home Page and Events Page.

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