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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: ARAS is a no-kill cat shelter dedicated to preventing cruelty to animals, and providing a safe shelter and a second chance for homeless cats and kittens. Through outreach programs and community referrals, ARAS seeks to educate the public by providing current information regarding other rescue organizations and services when ARAS is unable to accommodate the animal in need. ARAS is committed to helping animals in need of safe environments and people in need of solutions.

Target demographics: Pet owners, finders and rescuers.

Geographic areas served: Colorado

Community Stories

28 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue provides an enriched living environment for the cats that live there -- practically cage-free, with a big, secured back yard where the cats can run around or chill out. The shelter provides good medical care for all the cats, and a group of dedicated volunteers keep the cats company and alert the staff to any problems.

It's nice for the visitors who want to adopt, hang out with the cats, or volunteer. No appointment needed, no time pressure. You can spend as much time with the cats as you want, and come back anytime.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful place for the felines in our community! They really have the perfect set up for the cats who reside there. Especially the special needs cats! All the space they have, its not like a shelter at all!! it really enhances the kittys quality of life! Which is a critical element for a limited intake facility. Paws up for all you do for these precious angels!!

3 Beau L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Being a graduate student in the area and a cat lover, I decided to visit and check out Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue in August 2010. Little did I know that one visit to this place would inspire me to volunteer here and genuinely bond with the staff that ultimately devote their lives to RMFR and the adoption & care if neglected and cast away cat and kitties. I only wish I was back in Colorado to volunteer and assist RMFR.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing place.....the best place to go for a healthy dose of kitty love! I have been a volunteer here for a while now, 5-6 years I think, and I cannot imagine the world without them. The kitties roam freely and have a spectacular back yard that is secure and geared just for kitties. Trees to climb, grass to roll around in, and they just love being out in the sunshine. And, it is a no kill shelter so the residents stay until they are adopted or go to Heaven on their own. It is totally community supported so let's get some votes in!!

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi Fellow Feline Lovers! I have been volunteering at RMFR since Fall 2010. What a blessing. I've been privileged to meet so many wonderfully special cats. For whatever reason I've noticed that there seems to be an overabundance of black and orange guys/gals who are all so lovable and are just waiting for someone to adopt them. So spread the word! Better yet stop by and check us out sometime.

Kathryn234

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue (aka ARAS) is a wonderful cafe-free, no-kill shelter. I started volunteering here initially to relieve stress from a busy life, which works really well here because volunteers don't have to make an appointment to socialize cats. All you have to do is show up when they are open and let the kitty loving commence! They do have opportunities to become more involved, but there is never any pressure to do anything. If you love kitties, then come down and play!

Previous Stories

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My favorite area of the shelter is the FIV and feline leukemia rooms because these wonderful cats are given a chance to live and be happy that many other shelters wouldn't give them. I love to sit in the back yard and just let them come to me. What better way to get a tan than in the sun with a kitty on your lap?

2 Boots O.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering at this shelter 2 years ago and it was so my son would have something to do during off days from school. I fell in love with this place... It is surprising to most that this shelter doesn't cage the community. The cats are allowed to free roam and go outside in a secure yard and climb trees. They even have a cat cam that the cats can wear so you can see what their day is like. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly and it is truly a no kill- not for profit shelter and they do amazing things on a limited budget without any gov. assistance. I feel this is the best shelter in the world and it could be even better if they could get a few more donations and sponsors. The cats are all well taken care of and if I was a cat without a home I hope that I would end up in such a place until I could get a new forever family. Just an after thought I would not have spent two years of my life helping and raising foster babies unless I knew it would be making a difference in the lives of these cats. I know this group of people really care and enjoy making a difference in the world.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I absolutely love the RMFR, I adore cats and I'm happy to see that these cats are being cared for and loved until they can go to there future homes, I'm glad this place exists! :) I hope more cats get wonderful homes

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering at the shelter has been enjoyable and educational. Though cage-free is preferred, the consequence is cats are often jumpy from potential territorial disputes. One delightful thing that often happens is when I settle in a spot, cats invariably congregate and calm, taking turns in my lap. The kitties certainly get plenty of affection at this shelter, have more than enough food, are kept healthy, and live in a clean environment. I also learned it is possible to "herd cats"! When it is time to come inside, they come when called! I never would have imagined!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have helped with several fund raising events and donated goods to this shelter. I love that the cats here are free to roam around and are not caged. The other volunteers and staff seem to geniunely love their work and being with the cats.