PetAid Colorado Receives Grant for Establishment of PetSmart Charities® Compassion Fund

PetAid Colorado is pleased to announce its receipt of a new $25,000 grant from PetSmart Charities to reduce pet homelessness by making veterinary care accessible for animals who are at risk of entering the shelter system. The PetSmart Charities grant supports a shared commitment with PetAid in avoiding the needless abandonment of beloved pets—especially when a medical intervention is the pathway to healing the animal and avoiding relinquishment.

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Ralph Carr Chili Cook-Off

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.

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Eli the Cat Survives Cancer Scare

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.”

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OIive Fights Against Overwhelming Odds

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.”

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Ralph 18 Legacy Campaign

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.

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Brownie and Phil

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.

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The Pug Puppy with Parvo

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.

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Charlie the Charmer

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.

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Foxy the Fearless

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.

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Puttin' for PetAid is Right Around the Corner!

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! 

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