About Us

Our mission is to prevent cruelty to animals as a result of pet overpopulation through spay/neuter programs, to provide financial assistance to individuals and other non-profit organizations to help them afford medical & dental treatment for the animals in their care, and to help families take great care of their pets though educational programs.

If you need assistance with pet food or supplies during this crisis please fill out our Aid Application and we will try to help.

What We Offer

Spay/Neuter Vouchers

Anyone can pick up a $50 voucher to have your pet spayed/neutered.

No proof of income is required. Vouchers are available at the Animal Shelter.

Medical/Dental Assistance

If your pet needs a medical or dental procedure that you cannot afford, you can download our Aid Application to apply for financial help.

Attach an estimate from your Vet and submit aid application (with estimate) to:

Community Education

We will hold community education events and create posts designed to help our families care for their pets in the healthiest way possible. Like us on Facebook to get notifications.

Events & Fundraisers

July 4th Parade!

Come march with us in the July 4th Parade! We invite everyone who supports or received support from PPL to join us in a mosey down Harrison Avenue with their pups to help spread the word about the importance of animal welfare and population control in our community. 

We will start lining up in front of the Mining Museum on 9th Street at 9:30 am.  Hope to see you there!

Want to be in-the-know?

Sign up for occasional emails with news about our educational and fundraising events, or to volunteer with us.  We will NOT share your information!

Who We’ve Helped

In 2020, Planned Pethood Leadville distributed 62 Spay/Neuter vouchers and provided $4,155.69 in medical/dental/food assistance to qualifying families!

How it all began…

In 1991, Hela Carpenter started a small volunteer group called Pet Spay/Neuter Advocates to help reduce the population of unwanted, homeless animals in Leadville, Colorado.

In 1998, Hela incorporated the group as a non-profit called Planned Pethood Assistance, Inc. The volunteer group continued their work by fundraising and providing financial assistance for the spay/neuter program, which provided procedures for almost 5,000 animals over the past 20 years!

In 2019, Hela retired and Chris Floyd took over as President of Planned Pethood Assistance, Inc., which is now trading as Planned Pethood Leadville. The new Board of Directors is looking to add to the existing spay/neuter program by offering financial assistance to those whose pets are need of other medical procedures, but may not be able to afford to pay for such care, as well by providing as special events and community education programs.

Hela Carpenter

Board Members

Planned Pethood Leadville is run by a pet-loving, hard-working volunteer board. 

Sometimes we prefer the company of our furbabies to our hoomans…

Chris Floyd, President

Kim Sheen, Vice President

Chris Floyd, Secretary

Alicia Fontana, Treasurer

Jane Gowing, Alternate

Please consider a donation to help us help Leadville/Lake Counties pets! Anyone who donates $5.00 or more through PayPal or via Snail Mail (PO Box 927, Leadville, CO 80461) will receive a PPL sticker! If you’d like to support a local business, stop in at Grateful Paws and/or Mountain Dogs, buy your furbaby a treat, and pick up a sticker for a $2.00 donation!

PPL Sticker