Animal Control Officer John Newhouse works closely with the Humane Society of the South Platte Valley (HSSPV) when dealing with lost or stray dogs in the City. Click here to view the City's Agreement for Animal Sheltering Services with HSSPV.
"The Humane Society of the South Platte Valley (HSSPV) is a non profit 501(c)(3) organization established to serve the communities of south Denver. Our Humane Society offers shelter, care and compassion for lost, stray and unwanted animals until they are redeemed by their families or adopted into a new home.
At the Humane Society of the South Platte Valley we are committed to strengthening the bond between pets and people and being the community’s animal welfare resource. Our philosophy is that a humane society should serve the community by taking in lost, stray and abandoned animals and providing those animals with the best care during their stay at our shelter.
We provide enrichment programs for the animals in our care, including a social playgroup environment for both dogs and cats. A great team of volunteers makes sure our dogs get walked at least two and often three times a day. Our animals don’t have time limits for placement and we often spend many months rehabilitating an animal so they learn to trust humans and overcome their fears and anxiety. Our goal is to give these animals that second chance for a new beginning with a new family.
Not all sheltering organizations share our philosophy of enrichment, socialization and rehabilitation. Sadly many organizations are forced to make difficult decisions about which animals to save based on their resources and the holding capacity of their facilities.
It is the philosophy of the Humane Society of the South Platte Valley to help these sheltering organizations not only in the metro area, but all over the state. Many small shelters in small towns in eastern and southern Colorado just don’t have the resources or facilities to house many dogs, that is why we jump in to help.
Our philosophy is to save as many animals as we possibly can, by providing not only behavioral but medical resources as well. We have put fantastic partnerships in place to make this happen. We transfer dogs in weekly from other shelters all over the state. We spend our resources to rehabilitate both medical and behavioral issues that other sheltering organizations might not choose to take on. We are proud of our philosophies and the work we have done in enrichment and rehabilitation from the day we opened our doors in December of 2009."
Address: 2129 West Chenango Avenue Unit A, Littleton CO 80120