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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.

Lastly, no one ever wants to Kill animals.  We must move forward in time and consider a new message.  Let's promote a new vision that engages and unites our communities to benefit the 

voiceless

We have enough division in our times.  Colorado has some of the most amazingly gifted leaders doing amazing work in Animal Welfare.

Let's celebrate our successes.


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.  Our consumers and our industry must have access to enforcement actions by PACFA. 

The Consumer and industry must have easy access to serve them in doing business.  Colorado does not have protection or a lemon law for consumer Issues. 


Two (2) possibly three (3) new positions will be filled in PACFA that will help to support their mission.


 We look forward to up-incoming Stakeholders meetings dealing with sick and dangerous dogs coming into our state.  Lot's of new faces will be joining the PACFA Advisory Board with new and fresh ideas. 


 We must talk  more about enforcement actions and make the enforcement information available to the public. We look forward to a progressive year in Animal Welfare for Colorado.  


Why are Rescue dogs sitting in boarding facilities and kenneled for long periods of time?


Here is the current goals published by PACFA for 2020 from their newsletter.

We will focus on establishing a robust educational component for PACFA licensees.

PRESENT

At the heart of this two-year improvement initiative is the SB19-158, which includes the nine recommendations from the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). These recommendations will make important improvements to the program. In particular, DORA’s recommendation to increase staff resources will allow PACFA to improve the current organizational structure of the program to address the rise in workload.

Currently, the organizational structure of the program is too horizontal, with one program manager responsible for the oversight of all facets of the PACFA program: licensing, inspections, budget, policy, industry outreach, etc. With additional resources, the master plan will be to reorganize the organizational structure by adding an additional inspector and establishing two new work units within the program:

 Inspections & Investigations Work Unit

 Licensing & Education Work Unit

Reorganizing the program into these two dedicated work units will allow PACFA to successfully address the steady rise in the workload, provide an addition level of oversight into the quality of PACFA inspections and investigations, and free up staff resources to implement the educational initiative described in this report.


Retail Rescue


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

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7020 Arbutus St.

Arvada, CO  80004

Contact

(303) 944-8381
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