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Nov 23, 2020

Denver Animal Shelter, Animal Protection ask for the public’s help this GivingTuesday

It’s been a challenging 2020 for so many, including the vulnerable animals who find their way to the Denver Animal Shelter (DAS) and Denver Animal Protection (DAP). That’s why this year’s GivingTuesday – the global day of giving on Tuesday, December 1 – is such a critical day for the programs that keep Denver’s forgotten souls safe, loved and cared for year-round.

Nov 5, 2020

Denver Animal Shelter offers multiple gift-giving options that give back this season

With the surge in pet adoptions in the Denver metro area throughout the pandemic, many people have added a new furry family member in 2020. The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment’s Denver Animal Shelter (DAS) has made it easy to find just the right gift for pet-loving friends and family this holiday season – with the added bonuses that these shopping opportunities are all online; they support local Denver businesses and homeless pets; and they are ideal for inclusion in holiday gift guides.

Nov 4, 2020

Denver votes to allow restricted breeds in the City with a permit

Denver Animal Protection (DAP), a division of the Denver Department of Public Health & Environment, announces that Denver residents voted November 3, 2020, to repeal the restricted breed ban that has been in place in the City and County of Denver. Under Denver’s Ordinance Sec. 8-67, pit bull breeds (American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, or Staffordshire Bull Terrier) are prohibited unless they have been issued a provisional Breed-Restricted Permit.

Oct 28, 2020

Keep You and Your Pets Safe This Halloween

The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) and its Denver Animal Protection (DAP) division offer advice to keep pets from harm on Halloween this weekend, October 31 – especially since Halloween may seem a little scarier this year than usual.

Aug 20, 2020

Denver Animal Protection Urges Pet Vigilance During Record-High Temps

Amid the spate of record-high temperatures hovering around 100F across Metro Denver, Denver Animal Protection (DAP) is reminding drivers never to leave pets alone in vehicles – not even in the shade, not even for that “quick minute” to run an errand. A car is not a babysitter, and this is a preventable tragedy.

Aug 6, 2020

Denver Animal Shelter Hosts Fourth Annual Rescue Runway

Denver Animal Shelter invites you to its Fourth Annual Rescue Runway, happening virtually this year, on Wednesday, August 12, at 7 p.m. Shelter animals will take center stage to strut their stuff along with human escorts. The furry fashionista fundraiser is the shelter’s largest fundraising event and makes much of the work they do possible. Donations help us support Denver's most vulnerable animals - the sick, the abandoned, and the injured.

Mar 22, 2020

Denver Animal Shelter closes adoptions and vaccination clinics, highlights crucial ways people can help

Due to ongoing concerns surrounding COVID-19, Denver Animal Protection is taking precautionary steps to avoid virus transmission, including closing adoptions and vaccination clinics at Denver Animal Shelter. Denver Animal Protection is hoping for the community’s support during this time to continue to provide limited services to Denver’s human and animal populations. Denver Animal Shelter remains open for limited intake and stray pet services, as we must reunite lost pets with their families.

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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.


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