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COVID-19 Response and Updates

4/29/2021 Update: Hours and Services

In response to COVID-19 situation, La Plata County Humane Society is continuing all services by appointment only and out-of-county and state adoptions are suspended until further notice. While La Plata County Humane Society and Thrift Store is doing its part to slow the spread of this virus, we want to assure you that we are still working to help the homeless and neglected pets in our care and keep our community members safe.

Hours of Operation:

– Shelter: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily by appointment only. Out-of-state services and adoptions are suspended until further notice.
– Thrift Store: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday and 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sunday
– Donation Center: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday

Please refrain from visiting the shelter, unless you are doing the following:

  • Adopting, there are still many wonderful animals in need of loving homes. Please visit our website to view pets available for adoption. We will be continuing to provide adoptions to only adopters BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Potential adopters must submit an online application before an appointment will be made. If you are interested in adopting, please contact our adoption services team at (970) 259-2847 or by email
  • Getting you pet vaccinated or microchipped. All services are by appointment only.
  • If you need to surrender a pet, please contact us first at (970) 259-2847. We are limiting owner surrenders to La Plata County residents only.
  • If you have found a stray dog, please call Central Dispatch at (970) 385-2900 and they will send Animal Protection to pick-up the dog. If you have found a stray cat, please contact us at (970)259-2847 to bring the cat to the shelter.
  • If you would like to make a donation to support our continued operations and care of the animals, please visit our website or contact us by email.

Here are the best ways you can help the homeless pets at LPCHS:

As always, La Plata County Humane Society is regularly sanitized for the prevention of disease. We will continue to maintain this standard and increase protocols for public spaces. We’d like to thank everyone for you continued support of the homeless pets in need. Our hearts are full by those who all have adopted, volunteered, fostered and reached out to help the animals in our care. La Plata County Humane Society is committed to serving the pets and people in our community, and looks forward to to when we can resume full services again. We wish you good health during this time. LPCHS has been helping the homeless pets in the Four Corners for over 40 years and will continue to do so. We will get through this together.

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