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Review for Animal Rescue and Adoption Society, Denver, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I'm a donor, an occasional volunteer on events and publicity, and enthusiastic supporter. I'm also the slave of Claire, a tiny Oriental cat adopted from Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue (formerly ARAS) who bosses around our entire tribe of cats and all household members. RMFR is one of Denver's few feline-only, no-kill shelters. While most of the residents are healthy and active, RMFR also provides sanctuary for some of the sick, lame, and elderly cats that come in ... most of whom recover with medical treatment and TLC at the shelter and move on to find forever homes in the houses of friendly humans. They also have a highly successful cat sponsorship program that helps honor and showcase these lovely creatures for only a few dollars a day. The sponsor program not only is an easy way to donate to the shelter cats, but also helps get them adopted.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Claire, the cat my wife and I adopted from the shelter.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find more affluent donors. Seek larger donations from companies and foundations in addition to the individual donations we now get. Try to get wider publicity for the shelter. But they know this and are working towards these goals too!

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What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

Cats are neglected creatures in our society. Dogs get much more attention and funding and better treatment. But I like cats.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

I donate yearly, and when the shelter needs funds.

What would you tell others about this organization?

Please donate to your local, no-kill feline shelters. They do the best work and are usually the most poorly funded.

Role:  Donor & Wrote a check. Attended events. Helped set up Sponsor-A-Cat donation program.