With the COVID-19 surging across much of the nation, Denver has issued a Public Health Order requiring all city employees, as well as private-sector workers in high-risk settings, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Sept. 30.
Empowering Denver’s communities to live better, longer by fostering the human-animal bond and protecting the safety and welfare of animals and people.
To aid in succeeding in our mission, we:
Leading a city in which people and companion animals are safe and have the resources necessary to live in healthy, humane Denver neighborhoods.
We believe strongly in not euthanizing animals for time and space, and only make such determinations based on severe medical or behavior for safety concerns (bite history, aggression, etc.). Denver Animal Shelter has one of the highest placement rates of homeless pets among municipal shelters in the U.S.
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Denver Animal Protection is a member of the Metro Denver Animal Welfare Alliance (MDAWA). MDAWA is a coalition of 25 public and private shelters, rescue groups, and other animal service providers committed to fostering collaborative efforts of its members to promoting humane care for companion animals in our community.
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Now is the time for a different animal sheltering model. A compassionate model. A transparent model. A thoughtful model. Socially Conscious Sheltering is the future of animal welfare. The fundamental goal of Socially Conscious Sheltering is to create the best outcomes for all animals.
View information about the Denver Animal Shelter location and see our hours of operation.
Denver Animal Protection (DAP) provides animal care and protection services for all of Denver County. DAP operates Denver Animal Shelter (DAS), an open-admissions shelter that is home to more than 6,000 lost and abandoned pets each year.
Denver Animal Protection supports Socially Conscious Sheltering(PDF, 470KB). Learn more about SCS here.
Champions for Excellent Care
We are an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital. That means we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Pets are our passion. And keeping them healthy is our number one priority. Here, we strive to deliver excellent care for pets. Because your pets deserve nothing less. Learn more about AAHA accreditation and why our accreditation is important to you and your pet. Visit aaha.org/petowner.
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