Farm Animals can make good pets in Colorado if they match your IifestyIe. Farm animals such as sheep, goats, and pigs are useful additions to working farms. For example, sheep can provide people with milk for cheese and other dietary staples, as well as wool for clothing. Dairy goats are so hardy and such valuable sources of food that providing one for a family living in extreme poverty (through an organization such as Heifer International) can completely alter the existence of that family. Farm animals provide manure for fertilizer to grow healthy vegetables. The sale of dairy, wool, and offspring of farm animals can be a major source of income. Many people think farm animals are cute and picturesque and would like to own one or more. However, caring for these animals is very labor intensive, and unless these animals are part of a working farm, they can become the victims of abuse or neglect.
Potbellied pigs are an excellent example. Potbellied pigs became popular as house pets in the nineties. However, pigs can weigh over 130 pounds and are not as easy to care for as other household pets. Pigs need to be outside to satisfy their natural instincts to rut. Sadly, many owners of potbellied pigs are not ready for the commitment and challenges of having a pig for a pet, leaving many animals in need of adoption.
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||Low-Cost Colorado Spay & Neuter Clinics
(Sorted by Zip Code.)
Arapahoe County - Byers 80103
Every Creature Counts 720-422-5582
Denver County - Denver, Colorado 80204
MaxFund Animal Adoption Center 303-595-3561
Denver County - Denver 80204
MaxFund Animal Adoption Clinic 303-595-0532
Denver County - Denver 80223
Harrison Memorial Animal Hospital 303-722-5800
Boulder County - Boulder, Colorado 80301
Humane Society of Boulder Valley 303-442-4030
Boulder County - Boulder 80302
Humane Society of Boulder Valley 303-443-8102
Larimer County - Fort Collins, Colorado 80525
Larimer Humane Society 970-226-3647
El Paso County - Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909
Hamlett Spay & Neuter Clinic 719-475-1800
El Paso County - Colorado Springs, CO 80962
Dreampower Animal Rescue Foundation 719-390-7838
Archuleta County - Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Humane Society of Pagosa Springs 970-731-4771
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or if you know another low-cost clinic to recommend, please
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