August 28, 2014 – Denver Animal Shelter (DAS) is temporarily limiting its services between August 29 and September 1 to help reduce the spread of an upper respiratory illness that has impacted a number of dogs at the shelter.
The following services are unavailable from August 29 to September 1:
- Stray dog intake from the public
- All adoptions
- Saturday vaccination clinic (August 30 only)
- Owner-requested euthanasia
- Microchip services
This is only a partial closing of services; the following services are not affected:
- Lost pet redemption
- Stray animal intake (non dog)
Residents can seek additional assistance for the following services:
- Stray dogs — Any stray dogs found in Denver should be taken to Aurora Animal Shelter (15750 E. 32nd Avenue, Aurora, CO 80011; 303-326-8280). If your pet is lost from August 29 to September 1, please visit Aurora Animal Shelter.
- Owner surrender pets — All individuals needing to owner surrender their pets should take them to Dumb Friends League (2080 S. Quebec Street, Denver, CO 80231; 303-751-5772).
- For other services — Contact your local veterinarian.
Denver will continue to provide Animal Control Services. The shelter will resume normal service starting Tuesday, September 2.
Upper respiratory illness (URI) in dogs has been seen throughout in the metro Denver community, including other area shelters.
Symptoms of the URI illness include sneezing, cough, congestion, nasal discharge, tiredness or loss of appetite. If your animal is exhibiting these, contact your veterinarian immediately.