FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region
VIDEO/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: HIGHLANDS RANCH TRASH CAN PUPPIES GETTING 8-WEEK CHECK-UP THIS THURSDAY
– Media invited to film/photograph health check and spay/neuter surgeries ahead of the special adoption announcement –
July 16, 2013 Colorado Springs, CO – Because of the popularity of the four puppies, who were just days old when they were rescued by Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region’s (HSPPR) Douglas County Animal Law Enforcement (ALE) officers, HSPPR is inviting media to attend their 8-week pre-adoption check-up at HSPPR in Colorado Springs on Thursday, July 18 at 11 a.m. A special streamlined adoption process to find homes for the puppies and give interested adopters equal opportunity will also be announced.
On Tuesday May 21, 2013, ALE officers were called to Highland Heritage Regional Park in Highlands Ranch to investigate a report of puppies that had been dumped in a trash can. Park staff said a man brought the four puppies to their office after reportedly finding the puppies inside a trash can outside of a public restroom in the park. Officers also discovered an additional puppy in the trash can that had unfortunately already died. Officers immediately worked to raise the puppies’ very low body temperatures, then transported them to a veterinary clinic for additional treatment. They have been in foster care since then. ALE officers investigated several leads, but a suspect has not been found.
Dozens of people have already called to inquire about adopting the 8-week old puppies, named Bridgette, Brutus, Gus Gus and Lilo. They are a long-haired, small breed mix, possibly a Shih Tzu-Lhasa Apso mix. The public is encouraged to check www.hsppr.org for additional information about the adoption process on Thursday afternoon instead of visiting HSPPR. After their check-ups, the puppies will return to foster care until they are ready for adoption and will not be at HSPPR for viewing/visitations.
Media Video/Photo Opportunity
What: 8-week pre-adoption health check for Highlands Ranch trash can puppies
When: Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 11 a.m.
Where: Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region – Surgery Center, 610 Abbot Lane, Colorado Springs, CO 80905
RSVP: Please call 719.302.8738 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday to confirm your participation.
Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is the largest nonprofit animal shelter in southern Colorado. Serving 25,000 animals last year, HSPPR provides adoption options, animal cruelty investigations, subsidized spays/neuters, a Trap-Neuter-Return program for feral cats, and other important services. HSPPR is a local, independent nonprofit that relies on donations from individuals and foundations to fund its many humane programs. For more information, visit www.hsppr.org.