Bob Haugen, the founder of The Foundation for the Protection of Animals, passed away on January 6, 2013. Bob funded the Foundation for Protection of Animals and Spay Colorado with money he had earned during his lifetime. He was one of the first in his family to go to college and was completely self-made. Bob was passionate about ending suffering. Thanks to him thousands of pets belonging to low-income families have been spayed and neutered. Countless euthanasias have been averted.
Millions of healthy, adoptable cats and dogs are euthanized each year in the U.S. because there are not enough homes for them all.
We’re working to change that.
According to statistics compiled by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, more than 170,000 dogs and cats entered Colorado shelters in 2011. More than 30,000 of those pets were euthanized. Many of these animals were purebred. Even if homes are found for animals born from "accidental litters," many of these animals will end up in shelters, or reproduce themselves and contribute to these statistics.
Spay Colorado is a program of the Foundation for Protection of Animals, based in Durango, Colorado. Our mission is to end the suffering of innocent dogs and cats by reducing the number of unwanted births in the state of Colorado.
Use our online directory or call 1-877-654-SPAY to find donor-subsidized spay/neuter services in your area.