by Chet Hardin
Earlier today, the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region opened a second shelter to handle the influx of pets that need a place to go due to evacuations. The owners of the Freedom Financial Services Expo Center, at 3650 N. Nevada Ave., donated the space, according to Erika Meyer, communications specialist with HSPPR.
It's still available, free of charge, to anyone who has been displaced because of the fire, and needs somewhere safe to keep their pets. But there are well more than 100 animals at the expo center, and that number is steadily increasing.
If you'd like to help, Meyer says that they are in urgent need of crates and kennels, especially for large-breed dogs, as well blankets and towels.
As the shelter is providing free care check-ups and vaccinations for every animal taken in, it could use some financial support as well.