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Mar 25, 2015 (8 reads)

Denver Animal Shelter will be closed on Monday, March 30th in observance of Cesar Chavez Day. 

Mar 13, 2015 (378 reads)

Pit Bull Mix in Cruelty Case Faces Multiple Surgeries

Tips Still Needed to Identify Those Responsible

March 13, 2015 – Approximately a week after being discovered abused and abandoned in a West Denver neighborhood, Bubba G, a two-year old Pit Bull mix, is recovering after undergoing the first of at least two surgeries. The first surgery to extract a broken and infected tooth and amputate an infected du claw happened yesterday. A second surgery to reconstruct the skin on his head will be scheduled once he has recovered from the first surgery.

While there are no signs of hearing loss or organ damage and his appetite is healthy, the long-term health effects are unknown at this time.  Bubba G is being treated by Denver Animal Protection (DAP) veterinary staff.

Several tips have been received and are actively being investigated, but no arrests have been made.

If you have information related to this case, please call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP. The reward for information leading to an arrest in this case is up to $6,000.

Convictions in animal cruelty cases could result in fines from $1,000 to $100,000 and/or six months to six years in jail.

DAP’s cost of the two combined surgeries will be at least $10,000. To donate toward Bubba G’s medical treatment, visit

Oct 01, 2014 (4774 reads)

Denver Animal Shelter (DAS) cares for more than 8,000 animals each year. Our adoption program gives homeless pets a second chance at finding a permanent, caring home. The Hold Program helps customers reserve an animal—prior to it becoming available for adoption— by making a non-refundable donation at the customer service counter.

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