Animal Shelters

by Louise Olsen-Márquez

Sidebar – October 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine

The quality of shelters and the services they provide vary dramatically in the region surrounding Chaffee County. To the south and west, shelters are more hand-to-mouth than AVHS is, but to the north and east there are two well-established and successful shelters: Summit and Frémont.

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The kindness of strangers

Article by Louise Olsen-Marquez

Animal Shelters – October 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine

THE HISTORY OF SHELTERING the unwanted dog, the stray cat, or the lost pet in Chaffee County could be covered by the weary words of Blanche Dubois in A Streetcar Named Desire: I have always depended on the kindness of strangers. In Chaffee County, this kindness has mainly been shouldered by busy veterinarians and volunteers — and many of the costs have fallen upon local veterinarians and generous individuals, too.

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