Larimer Humane Society is now NOCO Humane
On October 2, 2023, the Humane Society of Weld County dissolved and transferred its assets to Larimer Humane Society. To better reflect the new geographic scope of our services, Larimer Humane Society has rebranded to NOCO Humane. As of October 2, NOCO Humane is responsible for providing animal welfare services in both Larimer and Weld counties.
How You Can Support
For over 50 years, NOCO Humane’s donors and enthusiastic supporters have been instrumental in expanding our compassionate care for animals. We eagerly anticipate our continued partnership as we embark on the next phase, creating an even greater impact in serving the pets and people of northern Colorado.
To be successful in this service transition, we recognize that will need support from our growing community. Thank you for considering a donation in support of this important work!
Q: Did the Humane Society of Weld County close?
As of October 2, 2023, The Humane Society of Weld County has dissolved as an organization.
Q: Why did the Humane Society of Weld County close?
The Humane Society of Weld County faced various challenges in meeting the current demands and
determined that it was unable to adequately address future needs due to the area’s continuous growth,
resulting in an increased pet population, declining revenues, and limitations posed by an aging facility.
Q: Is there a shelter in Weld County?
Yes! NOCO Humane has assumed operations at the shelter that formerly housed the Humane
Society of Weld County. NOCO Humane now operates two shelter locations – Larimer Campus and Weld Campus.
Q: Will services be changing?
Services previously provided at our Larimer Campus will not be impacted by this expansion. We have
hired and trained approximately 30 additional employees to support the expanded workload at our new
Weld Campus to ensure the best possible service delivery.
Q: Who will provide Animal Control Services in Weld County?
The Weld County Sheriff’s Office, the City of Greeley, and the City of Evans have their own Animal
Control units. NOCO Humane has collaborated with these municipalities to ensure existing
animal sheltering contracts with the Humane Society of Weld County continued without interruption.
Q: What will happen to the city and county contracts that the Humane Society of
Weld County fulfilled?
NOCO Humane has partnered with Weld County and its municipal leaders to continue all animal
sheltering contracts ensuring that lost and stray animals have safe shelter and care.
Q: What happened to the animals at the Humane Society of Weld County?
On October 2, 2023, all of the animals that were in the care of the Humane Society of Weld
County were transferred into the care of NOCO Humane. To keep stress levels manageable,
animals remained onsite at the Weld Campus and were made available for adoption on October 9.
Q: Will there be two Boards of Directors for the two shelter locations?
NOCO Humane’s Board of Directors will provide oversight and governance for the
organization, ensuring the fulfillment of the mission and vision throughout all programs and
activities at both shelter locations. It is anticipated additional members will be added to the
Board to represent the expanded geographic scope of service.
Q: What services will be continued or discontinued in Weld County?
NOCO Humane is currently offering all services that were previously offered at the Humane
Society of Weld County, including sheltering, adoptions, lost & found services, pet
microchipping, and more. As we learn from the community and gain a better understanding
of community needs, we anticipate services will be added.