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Ark-Valley Humane Society (AVHS) is welcoming the public to Paws for Thanks, an open house from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, November 6.

“This year we opened our doors again and we’re ready to celebrate!  Our open house is an opportunity to come tour the animal shelter and meet our board members and staff team.” said AVHS Executive Director Amber Vanleuken.

AVHS Board members and staff will be giving guided tours through the shelter. Light refreshments will also be provided. Gifts will be available to purchase at this event to benefit AVHS.

Ark-Valley Humane Society is located at 701 Gregg Drive in Buena Vista Colorado. AVHS is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. for pet adoptions, pet cremations, stray intake, owner/guardian surrenders and more. AVHS serves all of Chaffee County.

For questions about the open house please contact Emy Luebbering at

Founded in 1991, Ark-Valley Humane Society advocates for the welfare of all animals through compassion and care. With a Live Release Rate of 97 percent, Ark-Valley Humane Society is dedicated to providing each animal with the care they deserve and the hope for a second chance. More than 1,273 animals were helped in 2021 through our programs and services. Our vision for the future is a safe and humane world for all companion animals.