According to Lisa Mendelsberg and Linda Fox, founders of Colorado Animal Rescue Express (C.A.R.E.) they have "transported 16,000 homeless pets to safety, provided veterinary care to 1,600 animals, and neutered 4,200 dogs and cats in communities with crisis level pet-overpopulation." These are primarily dogs that have been transported from low adoption, high kill cities and states to places like Colorado with a high adoption rate.
Tuesday, December 4th is Colorado Gives Day, and C.A.R.E. is participating again. Last year C.A.R.E. "raised over $20,000 and won an additional prize of $5,000 from FirstBank for being the smallest charity with the largest number of donors." I am writing this post to invite you to donate to C.A.R.E. this December 4 to help these two amazing women who are making such a significant difference for dogs who would otherwise have no second chances at life. In short, they would be euthanized.
To donate online to Colorado Animal Rescue Express for Colorado Gives Day, please visit their website, www.caretransport.org and click on the link for “Colorado Gives Day 2012”. You can pre-schedule your online donation for Dec. 4th by clicking on a link to GivingFirst.org at the bottom of that page. Be sure to designate that your donation is for Colorado Gives Day. "100% of all donations made through GivingFirst.org will go to C.A.R.E. to help homeless pets.FirstBank and Community First Foundation will absorb all processing fees. In addition, FirstBank's Incentive Fund will be proportionately allocated across all donations received, increasing the value of each donation."