December 1, 2022


pets keep it coming

Nonprofit has unique mission that helps pets and their humans | From the Editor | Thetribune

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I’d like to give a nicely-deserved shoutout to a single of The Tribune’s companions, Safe Location for Animals.

The nonprofit that serves El Paso and Teller counties combines animal welfare with “compassion and a desire to simplicity the burden for terminally ill pet homeowners during our local community,” states its mission.

Safe and sound Area for Pets also allows pet proprietors who undergo from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia and can no for a longer time care for their beloved pets.

You could have noticed a the latest addition to our web pages, the Safe Place for Animals “Pet(s) of the 7 days,” that includes a doggy or cat whose owner is no for a longer period capable to supply treatment for.

According to Carole Casner, Safe Position for Pets placement method director, Tribune readers have responded enthusiatically to the weekly phone calls for new people for these beloved pets.

She wrote in a recent email heralding a success tale for a pair of bonded cats, “Jynx and Bailey from the final two months bought adopted!! And the adopters report they noticed them showcased in the Tri Lakes Tribune! Several many thanks.”

Casner reported the nonprofit not long ago expanded its mission to support the pets of homeowners missing to COVID-19 to meet the requires of the neighborhood.

When a individual is too ill to care for their pet, it is a big resource of relief when their pets come across new residences, Casner stated.

Often the animals that are highlighted in our pages are senior pets, which can be challenging to uncover properties for. But the pet-loving audience of The Tribune do not appear to be to head if the animals are additional mature.

The Colorado Springs-primarily based Safe and sound Area for Animals held its 2nd Paws for Celebration Gala Saturday. The marketed out celebration raised cash or the 501©(3) firm, and also acknowledged the additional than 60 volunteers who support it, as nicely as its committed board and other individuals and groups who guide with the animals’ treatment and placement.

Specific recognition was offered to Joanne Bonacelli, who launched the charity 26 decades back after she and other hospice nurses witnessed firsthand the heartache persons experience when faced with the uncertainty of their pets’ foreseeable future immediately after they can no for a longer period care for them.

Proceeds from the occasion go towards the organization’s operations, animal treatment and other packages. The animals that arrive to the shelter might have dental or professional medical wants that need to be tackled just before they can be adopted, and Harmless Put tends to make positive the animals are cared for.

“Our mission enables us to create a community in which terminally sick individuals have the help for their pets’ care and top quality of existence, even if they are not able to deliver that treatment on their own. We are a volunteer-run corporation, and we satisfaction ourselves on our enthusiasm and determination to our animals and our community,” states the organization’s web-site.

Fosters, donors and volunteers are constantly welcome. Master more or by calling 719-359-0201.

Please see this week’s Pet of the 7 days, Excursion the cat, on website page 11.

Get in touch with Tribune Editor Michelle Karas at [email protected].