Not everyone is able to foster an animal, but you can still save a life! Our animals come from near and far. Overpopulated and underfunded, shelters often make limited and inaccurate adoptability assessments, putting many adoptable animals on euthanasia lists. Shelters are also often unable or unwilling to treat animals with special medical needs. We receive rescue pleas from shelters in Colorado, across the United States and even the world. We also receive surrender requests from pet owners due to illness or financial hardship.
By sponsoring an animal, you help us pull an animal from death row at a shelter or help an animal with emergent medical needs get treatment. A dog or cat that has no options as you are reading this page can have the hope of a second chance and of finding a loving forever home in the very next moment when you choose to sponsor now.
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Promise is a beautiful potcake dog from the Humane Society of Grand Bahama. “Potcakes” are the street dogs of the islands–so called because the people of the Caribbean islands have a tendency to toss the mixture of rice and peas that forms a cake in the bottom of the pot after cooking to the local street dogs. Promise was picked up on the streets and brought to the shelter. She suffers from a grade 3 malocclusion (a severe underbite) that needs surgery. She was emaciated upon arrival here and suffering from advanced heartworm disease as well. Our doctors determined that the heartworm needed immediate treatment for Promise to survive and get her chance at a forever family. Heartworm treatment is serious for dogs — a dog with heartworm must be medicated on expensive antibiotics for a month at the beginning of treatment. The dog will then go in to the vet’s office for a series of injections after which time the dog must remain on strict crate rest. Following heartworm treatment, Promise will undergo oral surgery to help with her malocclusion. HELP PROMISE today by sponsoring her here.
Sumo came to OutPaws in late February from Gallup, New Mexico. The day after coming to OutPaws, he got away from his foster home in The Farm subdivision of Aurora. For weeks we searched for him with no definite sightings. At the end of March, he suddenly reappeared almost 15 miles away in the Walnut Hills subdivision of Centennial. He was sighted over and over again, but it took us many hours and a team of amazing volunteers to capture him. During the last sightings, we noticed that Sumo was limping on his hind leg. It turns out that his right hip is no longer in the socket and he is going to require an FHO surgery with our partners at Deer Creek Animal Hospital. Sumo needs your help to finally get on the road to a second chance at life. To help Sumo get the medical treatment that he needs, sponsor him TODAY.
Polo is a handsome, goofy 4 year old Potcake from the Bahamas. This handsome boy seems to be a mixture of Golden Retriever and Aussie. He’s smart, social and playful. But Polo is suffering from heartworm disease and has begun medications to prepare for his treatment. He will undergo a first injection with an overnight stay at the vet, then he will go on 30 days of crate rest. He will then return for two more injections, followed by another 30 days of crate rest. THEN, Polo will be just like new and free from the misery of heartworms!! DONATE NOW to cover Polo’s treatment and recovery.