Hi, my name is Shorty, but my foster dad calls me Gracie and I have come to accept that as my new name. I am a very gentle, loving, mellow sweet lady and I love humans and dogs very much. I have cataracts, so I am pretty much blind, but that does not stop me! I had my foster home and yard mapped out in less than a day and I can easily get around, find the water bowl, go to the door to be let outside and I know exactly where my dog beds are! I don't get on the furniture and I sleep soundly all through the night. I get along great with my 13 year old foster brother and my 4 year old foster sister and we play some tug of war and with the ball a little bit. I am also diabetic, so I need an insulin shot after breakfast and after dinner. But I do not mind the shots at all and I will sit nice and calm for you. Please call my foster dad and I am sure he will tell you how wonderful I am and how good I am!
Each year, over 300 dogs are transported by our volunteers and partner agencies and adopted out to their forever homes. Those dogs are removed from an overburdened shelter system where they are in danger of being euthanized and given a new lease on life. Every adoption is a success story, and we need your help to continue making those happen! Please consider donating to RMLR on Colorado Gives Day.
When: 24 hours starting at 12 a.m. on Tuesday, December 9, 2014
How: Donate online or schedule your donation in advance (starting November 2014)
Everyday 10,000 humans are born in the U.S. and each day 70,000 puppies and kittens are also born. As long as these birth rates exist, there will never be enough homes for all the animals. As a result, millions of healthy, loving cats, dogs, kittens, and puppies face early deaths as a form of animal control. Others are left to fend for themselves against automobiles, the elements, other animals, and cruel humans. You can help just by spaying and neutering your pets, don't ever buy from a pet store, as almost every one of them uses some form of a puppy mill, and remind people to adopt from a shelter or a rescue. Thank you! (from here)
An intact dog can produce two litters a year of 6-10 puppies per litter, which means in six years, one female dog and her offspring could produce up to 67,000 dogs. An average of 40,000 cats/dogs are euthanized in Colorado each year (that's JUST Colorado!).