For the 12-month period ending June 30, 2018, 18,271 pets were saved by reuniting with owners, adopting to new homes, or transfer to placement partners. We rely on the and the to stand beside us as we tackle animal welfare issues throughout our region. In 1912, the league launched The Blue Cross Fund to care for horses during the Balkan War. Volunteers 4,299 2016 Website Blue Cross is a registered animal welfare in the , founded in 1897 as Our Dumb Friends League. The Buddy Center is at 4556 Castleton Court in and the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center in Franktown, Colo. We are a preventive organization.
It also has cats available for adoption at select Petsmart and Petco locations. Its major services are: rehoming unwanted animals, providing veterinary services to pet owners who cannot afford the private fees charged by private , promoting animal welfare through education, and operating the Pet Bereavement Support Service, a free and confidential support line for those who have lost a pet. After an extensive publicity campaign by locals, it was announced that plans to close the Felixstowe centre had been dropped. We transfer in pets requiring specialized medical or behavior care from Colorado shelter partners, as well as healthy dogs from shelters in Oklahoma, Texas and surrounding states that have limited resources and more dogs than adopters. As long as an animal is not suffering, we will give it the time it takes to find a new, loving home. She can sing and play the piano, and is aspiring to be an anesthesiologist when she grows up.
When the organization was founded in 1910, the term dumb was commonly referred to those who could not speak. In 2014 it opened a pet care clinic in Derby. It opened its first , in , on 15 May 1906. We rely on the in our partnership to encourage lifelong veterinary care for pets. Over 50,000 horses were treated in Blue Cross hospitals in France, and the charity had sent vital veterinary supplies to 3,500 units of the British Army.
Rehabilitated animals are offered for adoption. Harmony can accommodate 100 horses at a time. Thanks to our compassionate community, the Dumb Friends League has achieved one of the highest placement rates for homeless pets in the country. We rely on neighbors to report abuse and neglect. The Pet Bereavement Support Service is a free and confidential telephone and email helpline and is available 365 days a year to help people who are struggling to cope with the loss of a pet. From lemonade stands to weddings, the possibilities are endless! Its motto is we speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. A Society for the Encouragement of Kindness to Animals President - The Rt.
Blue Cross also opened a new animal adoption centre in Newport, south Wales, in 2016. Head to our website for more information www. Our Story Our mission Working with our compassionate community, we will end pet homelessness and animal suffering. Our first priority is always to help homeless pets in the Denver metro area, along the Front Range and throughout Colorado. They also operate a horse ambulance service, including at large equestrian events. We are a no-suffering organization.
With a supportive Veterinary Services staff and modern equipment, we are committed to providing the highest quality, compassionate, and ethical care to pets in our community. In fiscal year 2018 alone, 18,271 pets and 303 equines were adopted, reunited or transferred to placement partners or impounding agencies. The Dumb Friends League also partners with shelters and rescues across Colorado—and beyond—to place homeless pets where they have the best chance for adoption. The placement rate for healthy and safe cats, dogs and horses was 100 percent. It is regarded as one of the top 10 community-based animal welfare organizations in the country.
Some are relinquished by their owners because they can no longer care for them. Final decisions on both sites were announced on 4 May 2010. From its pet shelters in Denver and Castle Rock, the organization provides lost and found services; foster and veterinary care for pets that are too young for adoption or are ill or injured; in-house training and socialization programs for cats, dogs and rabbits; pet adoptions; humane education; and investigations in 45 counties. The charity provides support for pet owners who cannot afford private veterinary treatment, helps to find homes for unwanted animals, and educates the public in the responsibilities of animal ownership. We rely on all members of our community to consider adoption when choosing a pet. Dogs may also come to our shelter as part of an animal neglect or cruelty case. Donations to the Fund enabled the charity to care for more than 350,000 animals during the Second World War, many of who were wounded during the Blitz.
Its main shelter and administrative offices are located at the Quebec Street Shelter at 2080 S. We have no set time limit for how long a pet can remain in our care. The Felixstowe centre was relocated to a brand new purpose-built site near Ipswich, Suffolk, in 2016 and can now care for double the number of pets as the previous site was able to care for. Join the Dumb Friends League in a grassroots fundraising program to raise funds and awareness for the animals in our shelters. Blue Cross is also heavily involved in , arranging adoption for companion animals such as cats, dogs, rabbits and small rodents, as well as larger species such as horses. The Dumb Friends League is here for you, our community.