Help to pay for Animal Medical Expenses

I am raising money for ResPet Colorado and ANY donation will make a great impact. Thank you in advance for your contribution to this organization that means so much to the individuals and families we have helped in the past, and those we will help in the future. We believe that no animal should be abandoned due to a lack of resources in our community. ResPet Colorado fulfills a critical need, when in the past, no alternatives were available for these vulnerable people and their pets. 

What We Do :

ResPet Colorado provides temporary foster care for animals when their owners are in crisis. We provide this support to people in the community who have no other options for the care of their best friends while dealing with a personal crisis. These challenges could be mental health and medical issues, family issues, addiction, homelessness and always, financial challenges. Before ResPet Colorado, individuals in crisis had few alternatives, other then to give their pets away, because no organization has the mission that we have.

Why was ResPet Colorado Started ?

Our founder, Amanda Lomena is a family therapist who was previously taking calls at a suicide crisis center. Countless calls were received from individuals who were considering taking their lives, but  had not  Why ?  Because they were concerned about the well being of their pets, who are considered to be their best friends and an important member of the family. If something happens to these individuals, then who would take care of their beloved pets? To our founder, it seemed impossible that no resources were available to help this caller, so Amanda started her research. What she discovered, was that no solutions were available.  ResPet Colorado was then founded as a not for profit organization that serves Castle Rock, the Denver metro area , as well as Colorado Springs. For more information please visit our website: 
www.respetcolorado.org

The Process and The End Result :

After we screen the owner/applicant and decide to help, we pick up the pets directly from owners or their volunteer case worker. The pets are then transported to either the founders home or one of our volunteer foster families, where they will receive their needed care. It is safe to say that almost all of the animals we receive have medical issues. Sometimes it could be something simple like updating vaccinations or grooming needs. But in many cases these pets have medical issues that are chronic or demand immediate care. In recent cases, a cat needed eye surgery and a dog needed surgery for a torn cruciate. We had to scramble to figure out how to pay for these surgeries, and we did. Now these animals have a vastly improved quality of life. In addition to surgery costs, we also have many additional costs which are: dog beds, medication, food, grooming, toys and travel expenses. But the biggest expense's are the Veterinarian costs. 
Once the individual or family is back on track and the owner is ready for the return of their pet, they are happily reunited. 

Final Thoughts:

We all love our pets and for many individuals , these relationships may be all they have. Personally, I am helping ResPet Colorado, because I believe in what they are doing. They are honest and truly care for all the people and animals they help. They have given freely , but due to the state of the world, the requests for help have increased greatly and will continue to do so. We need help to make sure we can fulfill the needs of the present and future.

For the Reader:

We are all living in a world that seems broken and full of despair. We all have been dealing with issues revolving around our lives and health. If you have ever dealt with the loss of a pet due to unfortunate circumstances, then you understand how painful the loss can be. 
The compassion we feel for others in need is what makes us human. To provide help to others in crisis makes us extraordinary. 
Please help us continue our work with animals and their owners when circumstances create crisis.
Thank you for taking the time to read our story and we will remain hopeful that you can help us continue our work.
Any size contribution would be gratefully received. 


 

Organizer

Martin Lorenz 
Organizer
Colorado Springs, CO
ResPet Colorado 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.

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