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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...

After a wild year, there’s much to be grateful for

By Wendy Ludgewait La Plata County Humane Society It’s been a heck of a year since COVID-19 shut down large portions of the world. As the board of the La Pl...

Help! My dog likes dogs, but acts like a jerk on a leash

By Marcy Eckhardt La Plata County Humane Society Dogs need practice to keep their socialization skills in tune. They need opportunities to play with other dogs, interac...

In tough times, people showed best selves with animals

By Marcy Eckhardt La Plata County Humane Society 2020 will forever be remembered as the Year of COVID-19, but for those of us in animal welfare, it will always be synon...

Keeping down the dog drama

By Marcy Eckhardt Rude dogs behind fences cause many of us cross the street or change directions completely. Having a dog lunge and bark behind a fence is unsettling and can cause...

Find a new friend: October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

By Chris Nelson La Plata County Humane Society Next month is an important month for all of us here at La Plata County Humane Society. You see, October is Adopt a Shelte...

Have you adopted a dog during the COVID-19 pandemic?

By Marcy Eckhardt La Plata County Humane Society When you have a dog or two, it can seem easy to say, “Sure, I’ll take on another.” But there’s a lot to consider when y...

Your dog knows a lot of words, but does it know ‘yes’?

By Marcy Eckhardt La Plata County Humane Society Most attentive owners have taught their dogs basic words: “sit,” “down,” “touch,” “look,” “leave it,” “drop it,” “with ...

Pet fire safety and awareness: Protect your pets, yourself, home

By Emily Phillips La Plata County Humane Society Fire season is here and we all dread it. We also all worry about beloved furry companions, if ever we had to evacuate. ...

Springtime means an influx of puppies, kittens

By Bronwyn Oney-Covert La Plata County Humane Society With spring comes new life. La Plata County Humane Society sees a definite influx in the litters of kittens and pu...

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

By Al Winzerling La Plata County Humane Society Every 60 seconds, an animal gets abused. What is cruelty to animals and how can we prevent it? Animal cruelty is the abu...

It’s all in a day’s work at Humane Society – times 10

By Chris Nelson La Plata County Humane Society “Cats and dogs living together, MASS HYSTERIA!” is a line from the movie “Ghostbusters” and is delivered with great comed...