DENKAI ANIMAL SANCTUARY Overview
Target demographics: Active adults between 18 and 70 years young nation-wide.
Youth Groups ages 6 -18 in the Rocky Mountain Region.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Denkai Animal Sanctuary is unique in that it aims to provide a combination of services for animals in need, at‐risk youth, and environmental awareness. This will be accomplished through hands on educational opportunities.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Socialize animals, update website information, create or distribute literature, clean kennels and cages, groom animals, walk dogs, pet and give love to horses or other livestock, clean pens, feed animals, work in our gardens, transport an animal from a shelter to the adoption facility or sanctuary, transport an animal to a foster or adoptive family, help with repairs or maintenance on structures and buildings or yards, take photos for petfinder and websites, THE SKY IS THE LIMIT!
Geographic areas served: Denkai has helped several regions of the US including CA and the victims of hurricanes in the coastal regions of the south.
Programs: I. Current services offered through the Sanctuary include:
A. Adopt common “companion animals”, namely dogs and cats, to suitable homes, as well as adoption of other animals including horses, pot-bellied pigs, and other adoptable livestock. We define "adoptable" as: “Dogs and cats that are eight weeks of age or older and livestock that are one year of age or older that at or subsequent to the time the animal is impounded or otherwise taken into possession, have manifested no sign of a behavioral or temperamental defect that could pose a health or safety risk or otherwise make the animal unsuitable for placement as a pet. The animals are adoptable if they have no signs of disease, injury, or congenital or hereditary condition that adversely affects the health of the animal or that is likely to adversely affect the animal’s health in the future. Healthy/adoptable animals may be old, deaf, blind, disfigured or disabled.
B. Provide a permanent sanctuary for animals that are deemed as non-adoptable. Non-adoptable animals are defined as any animal that does not fit into the definition above.
C. Provide education and outreach on proper animal care to current and potential animal owners.
D. Assist law enforcement in investigating and prosecuting cases of animal neglect and/or other abuse.
E. Provide volunteer opportunities for the young and old in the local and national community. We are especially focused on reaching at-risk youth and serving as an approved site for court-ordered community service hour projects.
The Sanctuary has offered educational programs to area schools such as the Fort
Collins Lab School and Meeker Elementary School.
Denkai has responded and provided relief to national emergency situations such as the CA wildfires and hurricane Katrina. Denkai responded to a horse slaughter plant in Dekalb, IL and rescued horses right off the kill line as the plant was closed due to newly implemented restrictions banning the slaughter of horses in the US.
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