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Fourth of July Safety Tips

Never use fireworks around pets! While exposure to lit fireworks can potentially result in severe burns and/or trauma to the face and paws of curious pets, even unused fireworks can pose a danger. Many types contain potentially toxic substances, including potassium nitrate, arsenic and other heavy metals.

Loud, crowded fireworks displays are no fun for pets, so please resist the urge to take them to Independence Day festivities. Instead, keep your little guys safe from the noise in a quiet, sheltered and escape-proof area at home.

Do not put glow jewelry on your pets, or allow them to play with it. While the luminescent substance contained in these products is not highly toxic, excessive drooling and gastrointestinal irritation could still result from ingestions, and intestinal blockage could occur from swallowing large pieces of the plastic containers.

 

1,226 animals sheltered in 2015
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908 adoptions in 2015 2015 GOAL 2,000

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Peppy and friendly, Zell is a sweetheart of a dog who will make a great addition to any family!

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Tressa had a lot going on before she made it through our doors last Sunday. Severe ear...

How to Adopt a Dog or Cat

The Española Valley Humane Society is a nonprofit organization that relies on private donations and its own fundraising abilities to operate. The adoption fees help to offset some of the costs of providing care for the animals and preparing them for placement into new homes.  Adoption fees are on a sliding scale from free to $150, depending on how long an animal has been in the shelter’s care. Average adoption fees for an adult cat or dog are free to $45, and for a small breed dog, puppy or kitten, $25 to $50.  All adoption fees include the spay or neuter surgery, a microchip with lifetime registration in a national database, initial vaccinations, and 30 days of pet health insurance.

Guardian Angels

Some of our animals have exceptional care needs. Will you be their guardian angel?

Some of our animals have exceptional care needs. Will you be their guardian angel?

Guardian Angels play an essential role in funding the Shelter’s ability to care for animals who need more medical or behavioral care, in order to be adoptable. Learn how you can sponsor one of the special animals in our care right now.