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La Plata County Humane Society has been helping animals since 1971. Support from our community enables us to continue our mission to enhance and protect the lives of companion animals. With a staff of 50 members and 400 volunteers, we are able to provide life-saving services to nearly 3,000 animals per year. We are committed to animal safety, shelter, community education and preventing pet overpopulation.

If you are a member of the media, please contact Emily Phillips, Marketing & Development Coordinator at (970) 259-2847 x112 or by email at emily@lpchumanesociety.org.

In the News

A Colorado shelter dog had an arrow lodged in his skull. Durango’s humane society is asking for donations for his surgery.
Source: Denver Post
Date: August 28, 2019

Dog with arrow lodged in his snout is in recovery in La Plata County after high-risk surgery
Source: Denver 7 News
Date: August 28, 2019

1-year-old dog to get risky surgery to remove arrow in nasal cavity
Source: KOAA Colorado Springs News
Date: August 27, 2019

Donations Needed To Save Shelter Dog With Arrow Lodged In Skull
Source: Denver CBS News
Date: August 27, 2019

Dog found with arrow in skull survives high-risk surgery
Source: Durango Herald
Date: August 27, 2019

Snowboards Decorated By Local Artists Being Auctioned Around Town
Source: Durango Herald
Date: January 10, 2019

Boards Like S’no Other
Source: Durango Telegraph
Date: January 10, 2019

Take a Hike With a Humane Society Dog Up For Adoption
Source: Durango Herald
Date: December 26, 2018

Humane Society to Open High-End Thrift Store
Source: Durango Herald
Date: May 2, 2018

Juniper School Kindergartners Raise Money to Help Stray Dog
Source: Durango Herald
Date: March 6, 2018

County’s Animal Control Officers Wear Many Hats
Source: Durango Herald
Date: February 17, 2018

La Plata County Officials Seize About 110 Animals for Alleged Cruelty
Source: Durango Herald
Date: November 17, 2017

Paula Woerner of Wolfwood Refuge Named Animal Advocate of the Year
Source: Durango Herald
Date: November 5, 2017

Eight Starving Dogs Rescued in La Plata County
Source: Durango Herald
Date: October 17, 2017

Voting Starts For La Plata County Humane Society’s Renovation
Source: Durango Herald
Date: March 20, 2017

La Plata County Humane Society In Running for 50,000 Renovation
Source: Durango Herald
Date: March 18,2017