This month, the Ralph Carr Chili cook-off took place in downtown Denver’s Judicial Center. Its contestants went all out in an attempt to win the coveted championship title, and included influential government officials such as the Attorney General and Office of the State Court Administrator.
When Stephanie found Eli six years ago, he was a scared stray cat hiding under a neighborhood dumpster. After many attempts at bribery with different cans of tuna and cat food, she was able to win the stray’s trust before giving him a brand new home. “Eli has brought me so much joy over the years with his goofball personality!” says Stephanie. “So I became concerned when he started growing a bump on his head. After about a month of watching him and noticing it wasn’t going away, I decided it was time for him to be seen by a veterinarian.”
Olive’s owner, Susan, began to notice something was very wrong when the usually energetic terrier became extremely lethargic and disoriented due to low oxygen levels in her brain. Olive’s symptoms became increasingly worse to the point where she could no longer walk. “It was terrible to see her like that,” says Susan with tears in her eyes, “she would stand up and was so listless, that even a gust of wind could easily knock her over.”
PetAid Colorado CEO, Ralph Johnson, will retire at the end of 2017 after 18 years of steadfast leadership and direction. To commemorate his tremendous contributions to PetAid’s growth and development throughout the years, PetAid is honoring him by creating the Ralph 18 Legacy Campaign—a matching gift campaign to raise a total of $360,000 in support of veterinary subsidies for vulnerable pets who are most in need.
The sixth annual Battle of the Vet Hospital Stars (BOTVHS) recently took place on Sunday, September 10 at Clement Park in Littleton. Hosted by the Veterinary Referral Center of Colorado (VRCC), 51 veterinary clinics throughout the state came together to compete and raise funds for PetAid Colorado.
The fifth annual Puttin’ for PetAid brought 144 participants together on Monday, August 28 at Red Rocks Country Club for some much-needed fun on the greens, and to vie for the coveted first place trophy.
Brownie, a 13-year-old dachshund, is the only family Phil has left after inheriting her from his son who unexpectedly passed away. The two formed a close bond as they mourned together during this extremely difficult time. When Brownie was diagnosed with a tumor in her stomach, Phil was at a loss for options on how to treat her, but couldn’t bear to abandon her during her greatest time of need.
After being adopted just a few months ago, Chewy had begun adjusting and enjoying his new family and home. His owner was told that the litter Chewy came from had already been given their parvo vaccines, which is why it didn’t seem to make sense when he began displaying classic symptoms like vomiting, fever, and a drastic loss in appetite. When Chewy started having bloody stools, his owner became increasingly alarmed—but living paycheck to paycheck, wasn’t sure where to turn or what to do.
The Louise Harrison Legacy Society’s Donor Appreciation Luncheon was held on Thursday, July 27 at the home of PetAid Colorado Board Member, Anne McGihon. The Legacy Society is a special group of people who have shown extraordinary generosity by including PetAid in their estate plans.
PetAid Animal Hospital's isolation ward has a new HVAC unit! The isolation ward is where we treat contagious parvovirus cases, and the HVAC cooling unit is imperative when it’s time for hospital staff to work together to help pets with parvo survive.
The 4th of July is a great time to celebrate and be with friends and family, enjoying all that summer has to offer. With just a little preparation and precaution, you can also make sure it’s a fun and safe holiday for you and your pets!
A curious fellow occasionally prone to mischief, Charlie is a seven-year old Maltese Schnauzer who enjoys exploring and often sticking his nose into places where it might not always belong! Charlie’s curiosity put him in serious danger when he came across some parachute cord in his garage and gobbled it up while his family was fast asleep.
PetAid Colorado is partnering and saddling up with the Colorado Horse Park for their Summer in the Rockies event on Saturday, June 17! Join us for the exciting Grand Prix competition at 5:00 PM and exhibitor party afterwards, during which guests can learn more about PetAid and make a financial contribution if they wish.
Foxy Brown is a ten-year old Pomeranian who first came to PetAid Animal Hospital in 2016 for pyometra, an infection in the uterus. Foxy was spayed, recovered well, and went home happy and healthy with Sarah, who was also very pleased with her experience at the hospital. However, 2017 brought new challenges for Foxy when she was attacked by another dog so viciously that her entire shoulder joint was destroyed.
Thank you ever so much for gracing us with your presence at “The Bark & White Ball” for Mutts & Models | The Fundraiser for Underprivileged Pets, Denver’s premier canine and celebrity fashion show. Words cannot express how much we appreciate and value your support in helping us to fulfill our mission of providing the healthcare safety net for underprivileged pets.
We look forward to seeing you at Puttin’ for PetAid, our annual golf tournament that is open to the public and anyone who wants improve the lives of vulnerable pets without access to medical care. You’re more than welcome to bring along your friends or colleagues to form your own team. Prefer to attend solo? Let us pair you up with other animal-loving golfers!
If you’re looking to update and enhance your wardrobe with some sophisticated apparel or if the shopping bug has hit hard with a recent craving for new jewelry, accessories and shoes, have we got the perfect opportunity for you!
Marlo and Vivian adopted an abandoned Chihuahua mix named Bella four months ago and since then, both agree that life has improved substantially for them, as she’s become a regular part of their daily routine. “It’s hard to get by living solely on Social Security income,” says Vivian, “but having Bella encourages us to get out of the house, stay active, and enjoy life so much more.”
Don’t forget that PetAid’s annual Mutts & Models | The Fundraiser for Underprivileged Pets is fast approaching on Saturday, May 20 at the EXDO Event Center. Put on your finest black-and-white party attire for our “Bark & White Ball” and have fun socializing with like-minded philanthropists and media personalities before they strut down the runway with their favorite pooch.
Tinker is a 13-year old cat described as “a furry tuxedo” by his owner, Kerry, who adopted him six years ago from a shelter. Tinker has been a solid source of support for Kerry, helping her overcome “depression, fatigue, and tremendous loneliness” after her husband passed away. Recently, Tinker became restless and started “peeing in places he’s not supposed to” like on the windowsill and in the closet.
Benji is a 12-year old poodle adopted by an immigrant from Greece who works for minimum wage at a national supermarket chain. When Benji began showing symptoms of weakness and a decreased appetite, x-rays and an ultrasound discovered a bleeding tumor that was cancerous.
PetAid is hosting an online diamond auction that will last until Tuesday, February 28 with final bids being accepted until 5:00 PM. This one-of-a-kind round and brilliant diamond has 0.91 carats and a strong blue fluorescence.
Lucy is a nine-year old Brittany Spaniel and the constant companion of Annie, who lives on disability insurance. “Lucy is my whole world,” Annie says. “With my disability, it’s really hard to even go outside or get around, and Lucy is the only company I keep on most days.” So imagine Annie’s fear when Lucy lost her appetite, began vomiting, and wasn’t acting like her usual energetic self.
Celebrating its 16th year, Mutts & Models is Denver’s premiere canine and celebrity fashion show, and will be taking place on Saturday, May 20 at the EXDO Event Center from 6:00 to 10:00 PM. Mutts & Models’ 2017 theme will be “The Bark and White Ball” and is inspired after Truman Capote’s legendary black-and-white dance.
Celebrate the joy that comes hand-in-hand (or hand-to-paw) with faithful companionship by honoring the pet, friend, or family member you love most with a tribute gift through PetAid Colorado. It is a significant opportunity to recognize those who have made a meaningful impact in your life while remembering the special animals and people who shaped who you are today.
Would your company like to help vulnerable pets at risk of suffering, relinquishment, and/or euthanasia? PetAid has created free kits highlighting our mission as the healthcare safety net for underprivileged pets.