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COVID-19 Hours of Operation

The well-being of our community, volunteers, staff, and pets are top priorities of Noah's Ark Animal Welfare Association. In light of the concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic,we are altering our operations. It is our hope to help protect our community and also take measures to keep our staff healthy, so that our staff can continue to provide care to shelter pets who have no where else to turn to. We are minimizing foot traffic into our facility and requiring an appointment for many services. If you are coming to our facility for any reason other than picking up your lost pet, we ask you to please make an appointment. Please keep in mind that often times we have same day appointment availability, we just ask you call us first.

  • Animal Medical Emergency: If you have an animal medical emergency, please contact one of our local veterinarian offices: Trinidad Animal Clinic 719-846-3212 or Fisher's Peak Vet Clinic 719-846-3211.

  • Meet & Greet and Adoptions: By Appointment. See our adoptable pets online at and select the adopt button. Please call us at 719-680-2385 to schedule a meet & greet or adoption time. We might even be able to schedule a weekend or early evening appointment.

  • Owner Surrenders: By Appointment. If possible, we strongly urge you to keep pets in your homes at this time. If you must surrender your pet to us, top priority is given to urgent circumstances within our Las Animas County Service area. Please do not abandon your pets on the street. Call us at 719-680-2385 to schedule an appointment. Please also call us if you would like help with other alternatives in re-home services that you can do from home and also if you just need help with some support to keep your pet in your home.

  • Found Stray Animals: By Appointment. If the found stray pet needs to come into our shelter because you cannot help it or because it needs urgent medical help, please call us ASAP at 719-680-2385 to schedule an intake time. If you found a stray pet and its urgent the pet comes into our shelter and we are closed, please call the Trinidad Police Department at 719-846-4441 and an officer can meet you at our shelter after hours. If you find a stray pet and it is safe to be in your household, call us at 719-680-2385 to complete a found report and we will work to reunite that pet with his owner. You can also post the pet on our Facebook group: Lost & Found in Trinidad Colorado. You can also call radio station KCRT at 719-846-3355 to have them list the pet as found on the local radio station. Please note that do to the halt of non-essential surgeries, we cannot take in any feral/wild cats right now unless they are in urgent medical need.

  • Lost Pets and Owner Reclaims: Walk-In and By Appointment. If you are looking for your missing pet, please call us at 719-680-2385 right away to complete a missing pet report. We will notify you if we have a matching pet, or if we have any found pet reports matching your description; you will be able to reclaim your pet if it's at our shelter, either by walk-in or by appointment. You can also post your missing pet on our Facebook group: Lost & Found in Trinidad Colorado. You can also call radio station KCRT at 719-846-3355 to have them list your pet as missing on the local radio station.

  • Rabies Vouchers & Pet Licenses: By Phone/Mail. If you need a pre-paid rabies voucher for your pet, please call us at 719-680-2385. You will be able to pay for the voucher by phone with a credit card and we will mail the voucher to you. If you need a City of Trinidad or Town of Aguilar pet license, please call us at 719-680-2385. You will need to have your pet’s rabies certificate on hand when you call. You will then be able to pay by credit card over the phone and we will mail your pet license to you.

  • Pet Food Pantry: We will continue our pet food pantry program through Fisher's Peak Soup Kitchen as long our supplies allow for.

  • Suspended: the following are suspended, cancelled, or closed: public vaccine & microchip clinics, community TNR programs, educational programs, events & fundraisers, volunteer & useful public service programs, out of state transfer-in programs.

  • Noah's Ark Thrift Store: Our Noah's Ark Thrift Store will be closed to the public for shopping. Our thrift store is NOT accepting donations of items at this time.

  • Fur Ball: The April 18th Noah's Ark Fur Ball has also been postponed for a later date, yet to be determined.  All previously purchased tickets and sponsorship will still be valid for the event at the later date.  Please follow NAAWA on Facebook for updates concerning the Fur Ball's new date.

Our work does not stop fully in light of COVID-19, we will continue to remain dedicated to helping homeless pets, as we are their only hope. We are seeing a slight decrease in adoptions, but with pets still entering our facility every day, we have to continue finding pets homes or we won't be able to safely manage our animal population. If you are in a position to add a new new family member to your household, please consider adopting or joining our foster care program. If you can't adopt or foster, but still want to help out, your generous donation is more important than ever before. With our thrift store being closed due to the pandemic, we will need every dollar to continue caring for our homeless pets during this crisis. Donations can be made online through our Facebook page's donate button or through the donate button on our website at Snail mail donations also work - we are accepting check and money order donations through the mail at Noah's Ark, PO Box 478, Trinidad, CO 81082.

If you shop online through Smile.Amazon, please select Noah's Ark Animal Welfare Association as your charity of choice and Amazon will make a contribution to our nonprofit. If you would like to purchase supplies for our shelter to use, we can use the following high demand items: paper towels, pig ear chew treats, nitrile gloves, disinfecting bleach, cat litter, KMR kitten formula, Esbilac puppy formula, fuzzy catnip mice and postage stamps (first-class and/or postcard). Supplies can be sent/delivered to Noah's Ark at 224 N. Chestnut St, Trinidad, CO 81082.. NAAWA is monitoring the situation closely and is following the guidance from top health and animal sheltering organizations.

We greatly appreciate all you do in helping us to fulfill our mission - we couldn't do without you - please take care of yourself, your pets, and do your part to minimize the COVID-19 virus. Thank you!

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