GOT FOOD? MOST SHELTERS AND RESCUES HAVE LIMITED FOOD SUPPLIES
Since C.A.R.E. started in June, 2007, over 335,000 pounds of pet food donations have been solicited, collected and distributed to rescues and shelters through November 2015. C.A.R.E. distributes food and supplies donations to rescue groups, sanctuaries, and Indian reservations in Colorado, the Midwest states, New Mexico, and Wyoming. There is such an incredible need for food to feed homeless animals everywhere. Additionally, C.A.R.E. distributes food, supplies and monetary resources to areas that have been devastated with tornadoes, wildfires, and flooding.
Over the years, C.A.R.E. has received food and supply donations from multiple sources. The Denver Dumb Friends League, Sam's Club (Aurora, CO), and several independent pet food distributors and pet stores have been our primary sources of donations. We also accept donations from the public. In some cases, people just want to purchase food and give to C.A.R.E. to distribute to shelters and other areas where it is needed. In other cases, we have been the recipients of office pet food drives. Last, it is very touching when an owner loses their wonderful companion that they contact C.A.R.E. to donate their bed, toys and leftover food and supplies to help another animal in need. We accept all donations of supplies and pet food in its original sealed packaging. C.A.R.E. provides a tax receipt for all pet food and supply donations.
In areas where we can not easily distribute food and supplies, C.A.R.E. sends financial donations to feed the animals. In addition to working hard to provide spay and neuter services to feral cat colonies, C.A.R.E. makes financial donations to colony caregivers.
Black Canyon Animal Sanctuary: www.blackcanyonanimalsanctuary.com
One of our favorite places to distribute food is to Black Canyon Animal Sanctuary (BCAS).Situated on a 40 acre ranch in western Colorado outside of Crawford, BCAS provides stray and abandoned animals a safe place to live until permanent homes can be found.In some cases, animals will live out their entire lives with Debbie and David Faulkner, the owners and operators of BCAS.Over the last few years, Debbie Faulkner has made the 5 hour trek to Denver many times to pick up even more homeless pets arriving on C.A.R.E. vans from Midwest shelters. The mission of BCAS is to promote compassion and how to care for pets through youth programs.From June 4th – 11th, 2011, C.A.R.E. sponsored 5 children attending the camp.
In addition to food, C.A.R.E. also distributes donations of supplies (beds, grooming tools, toys, collars, and leashes) to rescue groups. In December 2012, Lisa met Debbie Faukner in Fort Collins during her transport of cats. C.A.R.E. loaded her truck with a lot of food and supplies to help the animals. Thought you would enjoy these photos.
I can't thank you enough for all the gifts you loaded in my truck! I rearranged my office and the beds are lined up with curled up dogs in them. It's pretty obvious they are enjoying them....snowing heavily outside and they're warm and cozy in their new beds. Thank you, thank you.......
Grace, 3 yr old german shepherd, was found weighing only 30 lbs dragging a huge chain around her neck. With vet care, good food, love and attention she gained over 20 lbs and became very attached. She was adopted out to a family in Gunnison (16 mi as the crow flies). In the middle of the night she broke through a window, ran off and found her way back to the Sanctuary a week later. Guess I have myself a dog as she's attached like velcro. Always by my side, accompanies me on transports as my co pilot. I honestly believe she would do anything to keep me safe.....an amazing relationship we have.
I appreciate you and Linda so much and deeply grateful to you both for all you've done for me and BCAS.
Black Canyon Animal Sanctuary is greatly appreciative to you and C.A.R.E. for sponsoring five kids at our 2011 Kids Summer Camp. 22 kids were in attendance, camped out for the week, and each was assigned a Sanctuary dog. During the week they learned to leash train, basic obedience and agility skills. Both kids and dogs were exemplary in their accomplishments. Our dogs are now much more adoptable, and the kids went away with skills to train their own dogs.
Here are a few photos from camp. Thank you!!!
Black Canyon Animal Sanctuary
Here are some of the beautiful faces of animals at BCAS.Besides food, C.A.R.E. also assists the sanctuary with some Jake’s Fund donations for animals needing veterinary care and completed a spay/neuter program in their community in 2010.
Windsor (MO) Animal Shelter
C.A.R.E. Helps Small Animal Shelter in Windsor, MO with Donated Pet Food
The dogs and cats at a small, older animal shelter in Missouri have a fresh supply of food & treats that should sustain them a few months. C.A.R.E. provided numerous bags of donated dog/cat dry food, canned food, as well as pet treats to Judy Klanke, Salina, KS and she delivered the items to Windsor, Feb. 6.
Windsor, (pop. 3,000) is located in West Central Missouri. While the state requires that stray animals be kept a minimum of 5 days before being euthanized, Billy Browder, PT AC officer does everything he can to hold them as long as possible. In order to do this Billy provides much of the dog and cat food himself thereby justifying the animals extended days or weeks at the shelter.He truly appreciates any donations he receives.
Billy is part-time, on call 24/7 and the shelter has no operating hours.But, he does everything he can to accommodate interested parties. His sole volunteer, Sonja Hicks helps him several days a week by walking & exercising dogs, taking pictures and posting them on Petfinder.com, helping to clean the dog runs, as well as posting available animals on numerous Yahoo Groups. Operating River Hill Animal Rescue, Sonja provides care for many special needs animals in Warsaw, MO yet finds time to help the animals at Windsor.
One special-needs dog, Noah (standard poodle with severe sebaceous adentitis) was fortunate enough to have a rescue, Last Resort Small Dog Rescue, Cotopaxi, CO offer to take him and he accompanied Judy back to Kansas. Noah was in desperate need of medical care, grooming to rid him of his massive matted coat that had been neglected, and care for his skin disease.He should be ready to travel to Cotopaxi in a few weeks!
A big THANK YOU for helping the animals of this small, rural Missouri shelter!
Another Windsor rescue
Another Windsor rescue
3/4/09 Noah getting better
NOAH 7/8/09 ISN'T HE HANDSOME!!
I couldn't believe the sight of Noah. He looked worse in person that in the pictures, and that was after he had been to the groomer. Sonja, the volunteer, said the lady spent hours on him and had to chew mints the whole time. He smelled absolutely awful, almost like death. I had to cover the crate and even then the smell permeated the van. I got home and immediately soaked him in baby oil. I read that this is a good way to soften all the crusted stuff from the skin. Imagine having a body just full of oozing sores and letting it dry. Then I was able to trim him up. This condition makes the feet extremely painful and the groomer didn't touch his feet or legs or tail. I then washed him and towel dried him. He slept in my XL dog crate with lots of towels and an old cotton mattress pad. I had a small oscillating heat fan in the room to keep him warm. He slept good and I know he felt so much better. He is skin and bones, no body fat at all but he is eating very well. Sonja said she thought he was fed well but didn't gain weight because of the condition. I don't know whether to believe his owner or not. She didn't even name this poor dog and he's about 1 1/2 years old! I'm feeding him good canned food and some of Sasha's puppy food 3-4 times a day. He's doing very well and is the most gentle soul.
The left photo is Noah when he arrived at Windsor. The center one was received on March 4th with the following note:
Woo! Hoo! I took Noah to the vet today to get his weight. He weighs 58.2 lbs! He's gained 7 lbs. since I got him on Feb. 6.
His hair is growing back in and his skin is looking a lot better. His hair is growing back silver gray as you can see on his right leg and face. I took this picture today. ~Judy.
Noah's follow-up appt. at K-State's Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital was Tues., May 12. His dermatologist, Dr. Mary Bagladi-Swanson was so happy when she saw Noah and the progress he has made since his initial visit on Apr. 9. She repeated to him, "Oh, Noah you are so handsome!" The Baytril and Cephalexin antibiotics prescribed for the severe bacterial infections in his skin have worked well on the various nasty bacteria that Noah suffered from. His demodectic mange is responding well to the Ivermectin. Scrapings done at K-State revealed no live mites. And, the 3x a week baths with Sebahex shampoo have helped. The combination of medication have made the bleeding and oozing cease and all that remains is some scabbing and flaking skin. Noah now weighs 67.8 lbs.! Remember, he weighed 50.2 lbs. when I got him Feb. 6.
He will continue on the above medication, plus an ear flush and miconazole drops for the fungus in his ears. He will see Dr. Bagladi-Swanson in a month.
As his health improves, Noah's personality is showing through. He enjoys walks with the family members his size, Jake the lab and Lady the shepherd mix. When he hears, "It's bedtime, Noah" he gets up from wherever he is and trots to the bedroom with the rest of the gang.
Thanks for everything! ~Judy
July 15, 2009 Supplies Come to Windsor Animal Shelter Just In Time
The wonderful dogs and cats at the Windsor Animal Shelter, Windsor, MO will benefit from the supplies C.A.R.E and the animal shelter in Salina provided.Many bags of dog & cat food, canned food, dog & cat treats, dog bones & chewies, flea & tick spray, ear mite drops, and ear wash solution was a welcome sight to Billy Browder, Windsor’s AC officer and Sonja Hicks, sole volunteer. Billy and Sonja are so grateful for these donations.They said, “THANK YOU!The timing couldn’t have been more perfect. We were near the end of the shelter food supply”.
The supply of treats was an extra surprise.Sonja said they will be eagerly “gobbled up” by the animals. Daily, each bowl of food is “topped” with several treats and the dogs are given rawhides and chewies to alleviate their boredom and keep them busy.She said the flea & tick spray will be used on all the dogs coming to the animal shelter because they are almost always covered in fleas & ticks.
C.A.R.E. volunteer, Judy Klanke, two of her dogs, Noah the standard poodle and Jake the lab made the delivery, July 15. (Note: An emaciated and seriously ill Noah was left in the Windsor Shelter “drop off” pen Feb. 5, two days before Judy’s first delivery of C.A.R.E.’s donation of supplies.After being contacted by Sonja, Judy brought him back to Salina, KS with the intention of fostering him until he was well enough to go to rescue in Cotopaxi, CO.After five long months of medical treatment, he has made a miraculous recovery and has been adopted by Judy.She was excited to let Sonja see the “new” Noah.It was a happy reunion!
Colorado Animal Rescue Express (C.A.R.E.) is a 501(C)3 Public Charity