County Animal Services receives national recognition

The American Humane Association has profiled the efforts of Mesa County Animal Services in its magazine Protecting Animals.

The magazine’s cover story, “More Shelters Feeling the Urge to Merge,” highlights Animal Services Director Penny McCarty’s efforts to work with numerous animal advocates throughout the Grand Valley. The efforts, which began in 2006, are being credited by the magazine for keeping more animal shelters open and decreasing euthanasia during trying economic times. McCarty and the other animal welfare agencies in the county formed WeCARe (Western Colorado Animal Resources), which now covers 13 counties and has more than 30 members.

“By working together, animal welfare agencies on the Western Slope can provide improved resources for citizens and their pets,” McCarty said in a news release.

She said “complete desperation” was motivation for her to form the partnerships. “When we opened our eyes and looked around, we found all kinds of experience and ways that we could help each other.”


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