PetAid Colorado, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is deeply committed to keeping pets and people together, enriching communities by collaborating with veterinarians to provide animals with the medical services they need to remain bonded with their human companions.
We believe that all animals, regardless of their owner’s financial status, should have access to the veterinary care needed to prevent suffering, euthanasia, and abandonment. PetAid Colorado provides medical services to nearly 12,000 pets every year through three programs:
Veterinary services are subsidized and PetAid would not exist without the support of individuals, organizations, and veterinarians within our community.
PetAid Colorado keeps pets and their people together by expanding access to quality veterinary care for those in need.
All underprivileged pets receive the veterinary care they need to be healthy and to remain bonded with their human companions.
PetAid Colorado was created as the Colorado Veterinary Medical Foundation (CVMF), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, in 2002 to support education, scholarship, and service programs that improve animal health and welfare in Colorado.
The name was changed in 2012 to PetAid Colorado to better reflect the mission and goals of the organization. The involvement of veterinarians makes PetAid Colorado unique, allowing it to make the broadest impact on animal health and to offer services and insights that no other group can. In short, PetAid Colorado exists to make Colorado a better place for animals and people.
PetAid Colorado is headquartered at the Harrison Center for Animals, where animal lovers of all ages and animal health professionals alike can broaden their understanding of veterinary medicine and celebrate the human-animal bond, and where animal-related organizations can more effectively share both ideas and resources.
Today, PetAid Colorado provides a safety net for all of Colorado’s animals. With diverse programs that seek to address an array of animal health and welfare issues, PetAid Colorado serves as a consensus builder and a visionary organization ready to lead in the future.
PetAid Colorado as a whole has grown considerably in a short amount of time. In January 2007, PetAid Colorado (then CVMF) merged with PetAid Animal Hospital (named Harrison Memorial Animal Hospital at that time), the largest not-for-profit veterinary hospital in Colorado.
After that merger, Animal Assistance Foundation, the owner of the 22,000 square-foot facility, gifted the building to CVMF.
The Harrison Center for Animals provides office space, storage capacity, clinical facilities, classroom and conference room space, and a permanent home for all PetAid Colorado programs.
PetAid Colorado is partnering with the veterinary associations and other organizations in supporting public outreach and educational programs in animal health and welfare.
- Goal 1: To provide quality, comprehensive, and compassionate donor-subsidized veterinary care while promoting the humane treatment of animals.
- Goal 2: To provide veterinary care for pets of individuals who have personal barriers to receiving care in a veterinary clinic setting and live on fixed incomes.
- Goal 3: To reduce pet overpopulation and promote responsible care of companion animals.
- Goal 4: To recognize, highlight, and celebrate the human-animal bond.