Eagle County Humane Society marks 40th year of helping local animals

22nd December, 2014 by

By Melanie Wong

EAGLE COUNTY — It wasn’t long after Vail became a town that Joanne Swift and Inga Prime started noticing that there was already a problem with stray dogs and cats. In the late ’60s, the two unofficially began the town’s animal shelter, picking up stray, sick and hurt animals. Usually, they were housed at the local vet clinic until they could be adopted. In 1974, the Eagle Vail Humane Society officially became a nonprofit. In 1994, the organization adopted its current name to the Eagle Valley Humane Society, and it wasn’t until the following year that the county began to …

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