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July 2, 2014

Abbie resized for webAbbie came to us as a stray in June 2014 with such a severe degloving injury that she needed to have her tail amputated.  Only a 2-month-old kitten at the time of her injury, Abbie had a very slim chance of survival.

Abbie was brought to us just in time. Thanks to support from Wags and Menace Make a Difference Foundation, we were able to amputate her tail and nurse her back to full health. She was soon adopted into a new forever home where she is loved and cared for every day by a staff member of Larimer Humane Society.






June 27, 2014

We dared our ingenious graphic designer John Metcalf of Perfect Square to come up with an amazing design to showcase our theme for the 16th Annual Top Cat & Tails Gala, “Around the World for 80 Strays.” We bet him that he couldn’t live up to the masterful theme designs from the last few years. If you attended Catsino Royale or Soiree of the Sphinx, you know what we mean. Well, we lost that bet. This year’s design is a homerun. Just looking at it takes us on a whimsical voyage to a magical place where anything you can imagine can be achieved. We’re imagining an evening in which animals find homes, crucial funds are raised for homeless pets and our guests are thrilled by the entertainment throughout the event.

2014 TCT Design

Perfect Square did it again. With this masterful design and creative theme, our gala committee is well on their way to planning an adventurous evening full of surprises around every corner.

With nearly 300 live and silent auction items to explore, guests will be sure to go home with a great souvenir. From stunning jewelry, to one-of-a-kind art, to all-inclusive fantasy vacations, there’s something for everyone in the auctions taking place throughout the evening. Volunteer “inventors” will wow the crowd with more than 10 amazing live auction items, including first right of refusal on an adorable animal up for adoption.

Are you as excited as we are? It’s hard not to be. Stay tuned to www.LarimerHumane.org for ticket information or contact us at (970) 530-2945 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


Online registration opens July 15!






Sunshine on my Shoulders

by Kathryn McAllister

June 25, 2014

Lisa and BellaNone of us ever tire of hearing the “Happy Tails” stories, when caring individuals give their hearts and open their homes to pets from Larimer Humane Society. Lisa recently shared her story about Bella, a Yorkshire terrier mix she adopted in early spring.
After adopting Bella, Lisa wrote to say, “She is such a sweet little dog. There isn't a shy, scared bone in her body. She is a loving, happy, active, playful bundle of fun. The day we brought her home, she was so excited. She not only had a new home, but her own kitty, too.”
Lisa and her husband took photos of Bella entertaining her new friend, Stormy, an 18-pound kitty, who is bigger than she!
Lisa said that Bella also loves her stretchy duck toy that squeaks and is perfecting the fine art of walking on a leash.  She also enjoys romps in the back yard, which allows her to keep a sharp eye on the squirrels!  
However, what Bella loves the most, of course, is her new family and home.
Lisa added, “Bella has brought so much sunshine into our lives, and we are truly grateful to the Larimer Humane Society for allowing us to adopt and love this little tiny ball of fun.”
Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to share your “Happy Tails” with us!.






Get Your Kitty Cash through June 30th

Discounted Adoption Prices to Find Felines Homes

June 5, 2014

Kitty Cash

To celebrate "Adopt a Shelter Cat Month," Larimer Humane Society will be reducing adoption prices to help felines find homes! We will be providing a special "friends and family discount" through June 30th with Kitty Cash! Kitty cash is good for half off the adoption of an adult cat one year or older, $1.00 off an ID tag, AND one month of free pet health insurance at the time of adoption not including license or insurance. View our adoptable cats and visit our shelter or administrative office to pick up kitty cash and and find your new companion today.






Celebrate Dog Bite Prevention Week

Safety Tips for Your Two- and Four-legged Family Members

May 28, 2014

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In honor of Dog Bite Prevention Week in May, we thought it appropriate to share with you some vital information to keep your two- and four-legged family safe. This information was compiled from research findings about dog bites in Colorado provided by the Coalition for Living Safely with Dogs (CLSD).

Who is Most Likely to Experience a Dog Bite?
Children under the age of 14 were found most likely to get bitten by a dog with nine and 10-year-old boys topping the list. Take action to ensure your child’s safety by always supervising your children when around dogs and teaching them how to treat animals properly. Kids can act in ways that are unpredictable to pets and can scare them into aggression.

Which Dogs are Most Likely to Bite?
Any dog can bite given the right (or wrong!) circumstances. Likelihood of a specific breed biting more often than another is directly related to the number of dogs with that breed in a population. The most common circumstances involving a dog bite are: dogs running at large, humans interfering in dog fighting or play, and food, toy or property guarding,

Prevention Tips
1) Always supervise children around dogs.
2) Take advantage of behavioral resources to ensure your dog’s exercise, socialization and behavioral needs are met.
3) Don’t judge a dog by his/her “cover.” Any dog can bite.
4) Keep dogs leashed when in public and always provide proper supervision and housing for your dog when enclosed in a yard.





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