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Colleen Dunning

Local support is essential for dog rescue

The Four Corners is unique in so many ways, and animal welfare is no exception. With an abundance of open spaces, a 5-acre dog park, dog-friendly businesses, remote work options and devoted ...

The crucial role of planned giving in nurturing nonprofit sustainability

What legacy will you leave? Currently, the baby boomers are passing down more than $53 trillion to their heirs, marking one of the most significant transfers of generational wealth in histor...

Puppy socialization is essential

It’s puppy season! There are many pups available for adoption at your local shelter. After making the decision to adopt, the work of raising a pup begins. Puppies, like babies, need your gui...

Prepubertal gonadectomy combats pet overpopulation

Pet overpopulation is a significant issue in La Plata County and throughout the nation. As with most animal welfare organizations, it is within the mission of La Plata County Humane Society ...

The value in foster field trips

I recently completed an online course with Maddie’s Fund, a national nonprofit that provides resources to animal welfare organizations. Through this course, I learned a great deal about the ...

Kitten season is upon us: Here’s what you need to know

During the spring and summer months, La Plata County Humane Society sees an influx of kittens that require round-the-clock care from dedicated fosters. This year, we are expecting to care fo...