This Animal Shelter Is Celebrating For The Best Reason In The World!

The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region have a great situation to celebrate. At the time of year when animal shelters are normally overflowing, they have empty kennels.


Work at a shelter is an ongoing struggle to allocate limited resources to the ever increasing amount of abandoned or neglected pets. Space is always under pressure as is food and veterinary care. Very often animals have to be put down as a facility can only accommodate and care for so many animals at a time. The good folk that work at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, are certainly doing something right.

They will not need to make any heartbreaking decisions or dealing with the reality of having to put any dogs down. All of their cats and dogs have been adopted and the kennels and cat enclosures are empty. They decided the best way to celebrate this good news was to jump into the kennels for a photo shoot which they duly posted on Facebook. All staff and volunteers gathered in the empty kennels while photographs were taken.

It really is an amazing achievement. They have posted to social media accounts: “We’ll have more dogs available later tonight or tomorrow. Keep those adoptions coming! #HappyTailsHappyHearts.” New dogs and cats come in all the time, especially this time of year. If you are considering getting a pet, rather rescue one of these adorable creatures than buying from a pet shop. The HSPPR, as it is often abbreviated to, is a non-profit corporation that was established in 1949.

They have definitely kept up with the times and a large part of their success is undoubtedly their online presence. They have very active accounts on a number of social media platforms as well as a brilliant homepage. They regularly run campaigns such as the #HappyTailsHappyHearts which not only create increased awareness’ of their shelter and the plight of abandoned animals, but also leads to direct action in the adoption of many of their animals. A big well done to all the volunteers and staff of the HSPPR. Keep up the great work and enjoy a Happy Christmas.