Monday, November 2, 2015

Animal Services truck transformed into traveling billboard

Thanks to the Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund, Mesa County Animal Services now has a traveling billboard. Meet the "Sherman-obile."
Thanks to the Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund (CPOF), Mesa County Animal Services now has a traveling billboard.

The “Sherman-obile” is a truck dedicated to promoting Mesa County Animal Services, as well as pet licensing and adopting a shelter pet while it’s being driven by an Animal Services officer.  

The Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund’s goal is to reduce pet overpopulation by subsidizing spay/neuter services and by supporting public pet education programs in Colorado.

Mesa County Animal Services is the largest shelter for displaced pets between Denver and Salt Lake City, housing approximately 3,000 animals in 2014.  While Mesa County Animal Services is not an adoption center, the shelter collaborates with rescue groups across the state to ensure that all healthy and treatable displaced pets that are not reunited with their owners find a loving home.

While doing the daily job of keeping displaced pets and the community safe, a Mesa County Animal Services officer can put more than 30,000 miles a year on his or her vehicle. That means this roving, mobile message board will be a good venue to reach a lot of potential pet lovers! 

The Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund has awarded more than $60,000 to local animal welfare organizations on the Western Slope in the last two years. Community members can support this worthy cause and local animal welfare agencies by purchasing an Adopt a Pet License Plate for their vehicle. 

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