Denver Animal Protection COVID-19 Response
Denver Animal Protection’s (DAP’s) priorities continue to be to work hard to protect the health and safety of our pets, our community, our volunteers, and our staff. We realize the situation with COVID-19 is uncertain, rapidly evolving, and concerning for us all. We appreciate your continued support and dedication during this time and would like to provide the following update:
We request that anyone who is currently ill or has any known risk factors related to COVID-19, to please not visit our facilities in-person. We are asking the same of our staff and volunteers.
We appreciate your patience and understanding!
How the Community Can Help Denver Animal Shelter:
Community members who are eager to help offset the potential impact on pets related to COVID-19 are encouraged to:
1. Help reunite lost pets with their families. Share Denver Animal Protection’s Lost Pets web link on social media and NextDoor to help aid DAP in reuniting lost pets back with their families.
2. Donate. Support the more than 150 animals at Denver Animal Shelter today by making a donation! It costs over $30/day to care for each animal at Denver Animal Shelter, so every dollar helps care for Denver’s homeless, and most vulnerable, pets. Individuals can make a monetary donation here: www.bit.ly/DAPDonations. Additionally, supporters can donate treats, toys, and other essential enrichment items from our Amazon Wish List, which ships directly to the shelter. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept in-kind donations at this time.
3. Extend understanding, compassion, and support to our staff and volunteers. Our staff are working overtime to ensure additional sanitization protocols take place while also continuing our high quality of care for our animals. We are repurposing staff to give more attention and enrichment to our pets during this uncertain time. Therefore, wait and response times may be impacted. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.
We foster the human-animal bond by protecting the safety and welfare of Denver's animals and people. Denver Animal Protection is committed to:
Our Denver Animal Shelter is an open-admission shelter that is home to more than 6,000 lost and abandoned pets each year.
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 creditation is important to you and your pet. Visit aaha.org/petowner.
VACCINE CLINIC CANCELLATIONS
DAP has cancelled Saturday/Sunday vaccination clinics through June 8th. Please continue to check our website for future clinic dates and cancellations. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Denver Animal Protection (DAP) provides care to more than 12,000 pets each year. DAP operates Denver Animal Shelter (DAS), an open-admissions shelter that is home to more than 6,000 lost and abandoned pets each year.