Who we are?
RMPR is a group of hardworking fosters and volunteers that work to
save the lives of unwanted animals in and around the Colorado area. We focus on
no particular breed but on the younger animals that when dumped in a shelter
are often exposed to deadly disease and experience lack of socialization,
literally killing their chances at becoming balanced adult dogs.
To date : RMPRs has successfully rescued and rehomed over 2400 animals
we are still going strong. Won't you join us?
How this happened? August 14 2010
A few of us volunteered at a local rescue here in Colorado
.Fostering was rewarding but not all needs of the animals were met, we were isolated with our charges and unsupported. Not feeling the most was being done for the sake of the animals, we felt inspired. WE CAN DO BETTER!! Is what we thought, and fortunately there were others that felt the same and the ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUPPY RESCUE was born! We credit that poorly run group as having inspired us to dig deeper into the rescue community... NO ONE works alone and so we sat down to hack out the beginnings of RMPR. .We have expanded and have added many positions including a position of Foster and Volunteer Manager., Operations Manager, Event and online Content Manager. Many folks have joined the mission and have added many wonderful facets to the group.
NO KILL NATION!
Here are some statistics that led us to form the
ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUPPY RESCUE.
7 Million: the number of animals, cats and dogs that enter the
shelter system in the US today each year.
1 Million: the number of animals that are put to death due to illness,
2 Million: the number of animals that are reunited with their
owners or adopted out.
FOUR MILLION: the number of animals that are put to death SIMPLY
BECAUSE NO ONE WANTS THEM, NOT ENOUGH ROOM, and because not enough humane societies
are willing to use Rescue groups to save them.
ROUGHLY 60 % of all dogs that enter a shelter that is 6 out of 10
are put to death simply because there is no room to keep them. Alarming is the
knowledge that 70% of all cats that enter die.
RMPR focuses (for now) on the dogs and puppies.
Our mission: To save unwanted animals from euthanasia and to
spread the knowledge that spaying and neutering your animals at a young age