My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Animal Rescue and Adoption Society, Denver, CO, USA
RMFR (ARAS) is a wonderful place to be if you're a homeless kitty. They are a no kill cat shelter with a solid belief that Every kitty deserves a chance to be loved in a home of their own and that Nobody is unadoptable. No one 'runs out of time' at this shelter....Rex would be a fine example of this. He lived there 18 years!! A handsome red tabby that came in as a stray kitten and was amazingly overlooked by potential adopters. When his kidneys gave out and his time finally came, he went over the Rainbow Bridge in the arms of those who loved him for many years at that shelter. RMFR is one of the only shelters in Colorado that has an incredible special needs room. It is a large two room section of the shelter dedicated solely to cats with feline leukemia and FIV. There is even an awesome outdoor enclosure attached so the kitties can go outside to play and lay in the grass in the sunshine. Usually at other shelters if a kitty tests positive for FeLV or FIV it is a death sentence, but not here. RMFR has a team of volunteers that cater specifically to these kitties and love them so much. When one of them gets adopted it is quite a celebration.
The rest of the shelter is equally as wonderful as the special needs area. Most of the cats roam freely from room to room and there is an incredible backyard that has been cat-proofed so that they can lay and play outside in a secure, safe place. There are even awesome low branched trees back there so the kitties can climb without the danger of getting out! From a kitties point of view it doesn't get much cooler than that! This shelter is an amazing resource for information as well. Two of their many initiatives include encouraging responsible pet ownership and providing spay/neuter information and resources.
This wonderful shelter has been in existence since 1982 and is solely supported by donations and fund raising events. Please consider supporting them with a donation of funding or supplies and please encourage others to do so! Visitors are always welcome as the kitties crave and appreciate all the love that they can get!