This page was started in 2013 by Aurora animal rights attorney Juliet Piccone www.thepicconelawfirm.com to help network homeless pets in the Aurora Animal Shelter and expose the oftentimes inhumane and uncaring atmosphere inside the shelter and especially the animal control department. The name was Help find homes for Aurora Colorado Shelter Pets. The name was changed in March 2017 when people angry about the impoundment of a dog named Capone assumed this page was run by the city or the shelter.
We are animal lovers who want to try to help get homeless pets out of Aurora's animal shelter. We do not work at or volunteer at the shelter and any information we have comes from Aurora's Pet Harbor website. Please bear with us as we try to get some exposure for these animals. https://www.auroragov.org/residents/animal_services/aurora_animal_shelter
The Shelter is located at
15750 E. 32nd Ave. Aurora, CO 80011
(Chambers and 32nd Ave)
Kennels are open to search for a lost pet or an adoption candidate. Animals will be released to owners during these hours only:
Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The shelter is closed on Sundays and all major holidays.
The front office / shelter lobby is open for administrative matters:
Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Animal Care Officers pick up stray animals, investigate cruelty and neglect calls, and enforce the city’s ordinances related to animals. If you need an officer to investigate a cruelty, mistreatment or neglect situation, please do not send an email. Call the above dispatch number for quickest service. Officers are available to take your call:
Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Division is closed on Sundays and holidays. Please be aware that hours of operation are different for the animal shelter.
If there is animal involved in a life-threatening situation after-hours please call the Aurora Police Department's non-emergency number. They will contact the on-call Animal Care Officer to respond to urgent-only calls. If the situation can wait, please contact the Animal Care Division the next business day.
All animals adopted must be spayed or neutered before going home with their newly adoptive family. If you're interested in pet adoption, please visit the Aurora Animal Shelter or click below to view the wide selection of pets available for adoption. If you see a pet you would like to adopt:
Note the animal ID# and call 303-326-8280 for additional information and/or visit the shelter immediately. Pets cannot be held for potential adopters from phone calls or e-mail.
We are animal lovers who want to try to help pets get out of Aurora CO's Animal Shelter. We are NOT affiliated with the shelter or the city.