2016 - A Year in Review


Our Mission... to promote and provide for the humane treatment of animals through affordable population control, education, rescue, and adoption.


Saving Lives

  - A total of 365 animals found their way into our care.  45 dogs and puppies, 320 cats and kittens.

  - A total of 334 animals found their forever homes at our clinic or at one of our two community adoption partners (Pueblo Petco and PetSmart stores).

  - Our live release rate for the 2016 year was 94%*.  This number reflects statistics provided to the Colorado Department of Agriculture on their PACFA reporting form.

PACFA Reporting Form 2016

*A shelter's "live release rate" is calculated by dividing the number of live outcomes by the number of total outcomes.  Please review our Pet Animal Care Facilities Act (PACFA) reporting form for more details.



  - A total of 33 adult dogs and 7 puppies.

  - A total of 294 cats (178 adults and 116 kittens).


Spay & Neuter Surgeries

  - Our clinic performed a total of 2,905 spay and neuter surgeries in 2016, averaging out to 242 procedures a month.

  - Since the clinic's inception in 1997, we have performed a total of 78,906 spay/neuter surgeries through December 2016.


Clinic Services

  - Over 11,000 low-cost vaccinations were administered.


Off-Site Adoption Partners

  -  We are proud to partner with the Pueblo Petco and Pueblo PetSmart stores to offer off-site adoptions for our rescue cats and kittens!

  -  We regularly participate throughout the year in Petco and PetSmart adoption fairs with our rescue dogs.


Our Donors

We would not be able to do the work we do without the support of all of our wonderful donors!  We sincerely thank all the individuals, businesses, and grant making organizations that help support our mission in the southern Colorado community.

We wish to thank the Petco Foundation, the Bates Foundation, and Maddie's Fund for grant contributions to our organization in 2016.


The Arthur Benfield Memorial Fund


Arthur Benfield was a long-time resident and teacher in Pueblo.  He was also a tireless supporter and board member of the Southern Colorado Spay and Neuter Association.  When he passed away in February 2016, his family established a fund to benefit the clinic and its animals that he so loved.  We thank the many people who donated to this fund in Art's memory.