Ark-Valley Humane Society Purchases Building in Salida

Ark-Valley Humane Society has purchased 1425 E St, previously home to the 14ers Wieners food truck, in Salida.

This 400 square-foot building will act as their new animal impound facility serving southern Chaffee County.

If a member of the public finds a stray dog in southern Chaffee County, including Salida and Poncha Springs, they can call Dispatch at (719) 539-2596 to have an officer meet them at this facility to take in the animal. Dogs and cats that are wearing collars and tags, or are microchipped, are much more likely to be returned home by the finder or responding officer. This Salida-based facility is not a staffed location and animals received at this facility without a known owner will be transferred to the Buena Vista shelter for owner reclaim or adoption services.

Executive Director, Amber Vanleuken says, “With the purchase of this property, we are excited to establish a permanent presence in Salida to continue to serve the animal welfare needs of our county!”

If you have any questions please contact Amber Vanleuken at [email protected].

About Ark-Valley Humane Society

Founded in 1991, Ark-Valley Humane Society advocates for the welfare of all animals through compassion and care. With a Live Release Rate of 97%, Ark-Valley Humane Society is dedicated to providing each animal with the care they deserve and the hope for a second chance. Over 1,273 animals were helped in 2021 through our programs & services. Our vision for the future is a safe and humane world for all companion animals.

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