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Enduring groups built city’s base

Enduring groups built city’s base

Gen. William Palmer founded Colorado Springs in 1871, hoping to build a peaceful, prosperous and temperate city. Palmer’s vision may have been influenced by the purple prose of Fitzhugh Ludlow, who published “Heart of the Continent” in 1868, three years before the first stake was driven here. “When Colorado becomes a state,” Ludlow grandly predicted,… Continue Reading Enduring groups built city’s base

Humane Society surgery center earns accreditation

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Humane Society surgery center earns accreditation

The Wesley V. Metzler Surgery Center of Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region earned accreditation from the American Animal Hospital Association. The Humane Society is  the only animal shelter in Colorado to have a surgery center with AAHA accreditation. AAHA reviewed the center’s practice protocols, medical equipment, facility and client service. Accredited veterinary practices… Continue Reading Humane Society surgery center earns accreditation

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The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is pitching in to help East Coast residents cleanup after Hurricane Sandy. Four staff members – Jamie Norris, animal law enforcement officer; Tatjana Wilkins, kennel manager; Anna Marie Schillinger, veterinary assistant; and Tamara Egley, customer service specialist – are in New York City through Dec. 11 to… Continue Reading Local Humane Society volunteers assisting with Sandy aftermath

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Roadside pet sales banned in El Paso County

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Looking to give a furry friend to someone this holiday season? Don’t look to buy a pet from sellers on the side of the road. El Paso County commissioners voted to ban roadside sales of animals. The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region has been lobbying for some time for the county-wide ban. The… Continue Reading Roadside pet sales banned in El Paso County

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Dr. Wes Metzler, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region since 1993, said today that he plans to retire next year. The board of directors is searching for a replacement. During his tenure, Metzler led a capital campaign for the shelter and spearheaded a bond referendum, which voters approved.  Before… Continue Reading Humane Society CEO Metzler retiring

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