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Aurora Animal Shelter

The weather expected for Aurora on Thursday is EXTREMELY cold. Please understand this is too cold for pets to be outside for longer than a few minutes. It is very important to keep your pets inside.
When the weather drops below freezing, a poorly insulated shelter may not provide the warmth needed to keep a pet safe. Being exposed to harsh weather conditions for an extended period of time can cause hypothermia, frostbite or even death. Further, water available to them is likely to freeze. Being neglectful to a pet's needs can result in a cruelty charge, a hefty fine and in some cases confiscation of the animal.
If you decide to walk your dog, ideally this should be done midday when it is typically the warmest. Walks should be short to limit their exposure to the cold. Dogs with shorter fur coats, smaller dogs and senior pets can easily feel the effects of the cold. Providing your dog with a coat, sweater or booties can be hugely beneficial in keeping them warm. Booties can also protect their paws from harsh chemicals used for deicing. Please consider using pet safe salt for snow melt.
If you believe a pet is being mistreated, please contact our Animal Protection Officers at 303.326.8288, option 6. (Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., weekends 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.) For afterhours, please contact the police non-emergency dispatch at 303.627.3100. 

: Please be aware that our kennels are not available for walk-throughs. However, we invite adopters to visit our lobby to view our Adoption Wall. Interested adopters will be able to gather more information about any pet listed on the Adoption Wall and will be able to meet the pet in person. Our available animals can also be viewed online. For more information about our adoption process please visit our adoption section.

Lost Pets: If your pet is lost, please view our Lost & Found section online. If your pet is at the shelter, it can be reclaimed during our regular business hours. Please see our Lost & Found section for more information.

Found Pets: Found animals should be brought to the shelter in the jurisdiction that they are found in. Pets found in Aurora or Arapahoe County can be brought to the Aurora Animal Shelter.

Donations: Donations can be left in our donation bin inside our lobby. If you require a donation receipt, please let us know and we will be happy to assist you. We thank you for your donation!

Pet Food Bank: If you are in need of pet food, please contact us to check availability.

We are excited to announce that the shelter has its own Aurora Animal Shelter Facebook Page. Follow us for adoption specials, featured pets, shelter events, pet tips, community engagement and more!

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