Routt County Humane Society Receives $5,000 from the Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund (CPOF) Tax Checkoff Grant

August 18, 2023, Steamboat Springs, CO.  Routt County Humane Society (RCHS) has received a $5,000 grant from the Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund (CPOF), Tax Checkoff Program to spay/neuter owned pets. The Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund (CPOF) is a specific charitable fund established in 2001 by the Colorado State Legislature. CPOF exists to work with animal care and control organizations (including pet rescues), veterinarians and local communities to curb pet overpopulation in Colorado and to educate the public about the importance of controlling pet overpopulation. This program is funded through taxpayer donations to the Pet Overpopulation Fund check-off on the state income tax form.

Elaine Hicks, executive director, said “these funds are critical to promoting the health and safety of both our communities and animals by controlling pet overpopulation and reducing the health risks associated with not sterilizing pets. We are so grateful to Colorado taxpayers who recognize the importance of spaying and neutering and have contributed to this very important fund.”

For income qualified pet owners, RCHS will spay or neuter cats for $25 and dogs for $60. Services will be provided at the RCHS Wellness Clinic located at 2645 Jacob Circle and through our community outreach events with the RCHS surgical trailer. Please call 970-457-8002 to schedule your appointment or to see if we’re coming to a community near you.

Routt County Humane Society is a 501©3 not-for-profit organization established in 1985 with the mission of being a community resource that helps animals in need through sheltering, adoption, education, veterinary services, and community outreach. For more information, go to

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