Pet Overpopulation Fund
Filing your State tax return offers a simply way to help Colorado’s neediest pets (and their owners!) and reduce pet overpopulation. Taxpayers can donate to the Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund (CPOF) by entering any dollar amount on line 41 of their State tax forms. The amount you enter will either be deducted from your refund or added to what you owe. No amount is too small – every donation goes a long way towards helping companion animals in underserved areas of Colorado.
Donations from taxpayers are awarded in the form of grants to coalitions of veterinarians and animal care and control agencies in Colorado communities where the need for assistance is the greatest. The grants are used to subsidize spay/neuter surgeries for cats and dogs of economically-disadvantaged pet owners and to provide education about the benefits of sterilization. In addition to reducing overpopulation, pet sterilization offers many health and behavioral benefits.
Since 2001 when CPOF was established by the State legislature, more than 51,000 cats and dogs have been sterilized with grants totaling $2.29 million. More than 60 community coalitions from the San Luis Valley to the Arkansas Valley and from Cortez to Sterling have received funding. Thanks to the generosity of Coloradans who care about companion animals, great strides have been made in controlling the pet population, but cat overpopulation remains an especially challenging problem throughout the state.
Please enjoy this short video which takes a light-hearted look at the problem of pet overpopulation, tell your friends about it, and remember to donate!
Your donation of any amount to the Pet Overpopulation Fund will help prevent unwanted litters in Colorado communities where pet overpopulation remains a serious problem. For more information, visit
405 Urban Street, Suite 340
Lakewood, CO 80228
Checkoff Tax Form 2013
Tell your accountant that you'd like to support Colorado nonprofits when filing your state income taxes. Download this form and include with your tax documents. Thanks for your support!