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Our Mission

To educate and work to promote responsible rescue practices in our community. To support in the adoption or fostering of a rescue puppy or dog. To support our local shelters. To support Educational programs. Promoting only responsible rescue practices in Colorado. Promoting Animal Welfare and humane treatment. We do not support Puppy Mills or inhumane treatment of any companion animal whether a breeder, board and train,  transporter, shelter or rescue. Companion animals should not be considered property.   We would like to see

our Rescue community educated and certified prior to being licensed.  

Working  on common sense approaches in canine legislation.... A voice for the voiceless. We support responsible breeders. We do not support large scale breeding facilities, Pet Stores, and rescues that only supply puppies.  The need is so great in most Shelters. So much suffering with unlicensed back yard breeders.  We believe the Shelter Dogs and hard to place dogs should be the focus of Rescue work. We absolutely love our breed specific Rescues. They generally do amazing work.

    Just supplying puppies is not rescue in many minds.


2020

Our goal for 2020 is to promote and support new legislation and education. To encourage PACFA to educate and visit more adoption events in our communities.  We want to see the last inspection report from PACFA made public as it used to be in 2018. The Consumer and industry must have easy access to inspection reports. Two (2) possibly three (3) new positions will be filled in PACFA that will help to support their mission and work load in 2020.


 We look forward to up-incoming Stakeholders meetings dealing with sick and dangerous dogs coming into our state.  Lot's of new people will be coming onto the PACFA Advisory board with new and fresh ideas. We look forward to a progressive year in Animal Welfare for Colorado.  We need to focus on the many dogs we have here in Colorado that need our support and help. 

Retail Rescue

McRescue

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Rescue: Saving a dog from danger or a distressing situation. An act of freeing from confinement, it also implies freedom from suffering.


Retail Rescue may be defined as the practice of procuring puppies and dogs, usually for little or no cost from shelters, owner surrenders, auctions or brokers. These animals are procured for the specific purpose of selling them for profit, with no regard for the health or welfare of the animal or the new owner. They will appeal to their followers with sad pictures and stories of animals suffering. They of course are their saviors. Hidden behind their emotional appeals you will find suffering and large numbers of animals moving through these organizations.   


Effective (10/2019 ) All Rescue and Shelter Dogs, including puppies must be altered prior to adoption. Our Colorado legislation continues to work on outstanding legislation. 35-80-164.4, Sterilization of ownerless dogs and cats required-rules-exceptions-violations.  An animal shelter or animal rescue shall not release a dog or cat to prospective owner unless the animal has been sterilized by a licensed veterinarian.  There will be few exceptions.  Exceptions will  be made  on a case by case basis by a licensed veterinarian submitted to PAFCA and waived by the Commissioner.  


Colorado has signed new legislation and is working on current legislation to protect our voiceless. Our laws are regulated through the Pet Animal Care Facility Act, PACFA. Always check with your local BBB, PACFA, local Shelter and your Animal Control Departments before adopting or purchasing a new dog or puppy.

 

Lastly, large volumes of doggies will be moved through these organization and sickness is very prevalent.  


Rescuing is a matter of the heart . Rescuing is a community of like-minded people coming together to change the lives of animals one life at a time. Rescues should be supporting and working with our local shelter communities , and help to provide a safe haven for animals that do not do well in a shelter environment.


Do Not Support a McRescue, a back yard breeder, a large scale breeding facility, puppy flippers, or a puppy mill. Never purchase a puppy via internet unless you visit the breeders and breeding parents home. Our Shelter's are the best in Colorado. Please consider a Shelter Dog they will be grateful for life.  

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TEAM  Work

Stand Up for PITS Foundation Inc.

*we love their vision

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TABTO 1st Stakeholders Meeting

* several of these rescues have closed 

*TABTO.ORG  closed their 501c3  and does advocacy and a little fundraising in Colorado 


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Get in Touch

Address

7020 Arbutus St.

Arvada, CO  80004

Contact

(303) 944-8381
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