Colorado is a state that loves its pets. We have an “Adopt a Shelter Pet” license plate and the shelter pet is our “state pet.” So if you are looking for statistics on the state’s animal shelters, or the number of dogs, cats, etc. adopted out, visit the PACFA Shelter Outflow Statistics available on the State of Colorado’s Information Marketplace website. PACFA, the Pet Animal Care Facilities Act, is a program of the Colorado Department of Agriculture that oversees the welfare of shelter animals. If you are considering adopting a pet or farm animal, it is a good idea to check out the shelter where you plan to adopt from, so check out these statistics to find out more about the shelter or rescue that you plan to do business with, and contact PACFA if you have any concerns about a shelter you’ve visited.