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Tails to Tell: Exciting News from Safe Place for Pets

Safe Place for Pets is celebrating 20 years!!

Upcoming Events

Annual Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation
at Pikes Peak Hospice, 2550 Tenderfoot Hill St., Colorado Springs
February 29, 7 pm - 8:30 pm
This private event is for all SP4P volunteers and fosters to celebrate everything they do!

Volunteer Orientation
at Manitou Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave.
March 3, 6 pm - 8 pm
Please join us if you've ever thought about volunteering or if you'd just like to know more about SP4P.

Pet Pantry Adoption Events
5148 N. Academy Blvd.,
March 5, 10 am - 4 pm
Upcoming:  May 30 and June 21
Volunteers needed! 

SP4P at the Sky Sox Game
June 1 - save the date!  More details to follow.
Tickets are already available for anyone who adopts a dog February through April!


This Month's Featured Pet


Hi, I'm Rowdy, a 12-year-old Manchester terrier who is getting into better shape (I was a bit overweight when I joined the Safe Placing program).  I’m up to date on my shots, and I can walk much better now that my very long toenails got trimmed.   I like to go out on a short leash walk, but I'm quite at home on your lap or on the
back of the couch, where I can survey all that is going on.   I'm looking for a nice calm home.  My foster mom says I'm quiet and very sweet, and I don't bark much unless I need to let her know that I see someone new.  I know basic commands, but I may not always respond right away.  I have been crate trained, and I don’t mind getting a bath.  Do you have a couch I can hang out on?  Would you like to pet a sweet little dog like me?  I'm waiting...
Kitty adoptions are off to a great start for 2016! In December, the Safe Place for Pets Welcome Center in Manitou Springs was at full occupancy – 15 cats!  After lots of adoptions were completed in January and February, it is not quite so crowded and hectic (thank you, adopters!).   Currently, 10 cats are residing at the Welcome Center and three kitties are in foster homes.  All of them are looking forward to their new forever homes
and would be delighted to meet you!  Please stop by the Welcome Center (1141 Manitou Ave.) on the weekends to visit them or contact Safe Place for Pets at 719-359-0201 to arrange a meet-and-greet.  One of these delightful felines just might pick you for a new forever family and home!
Message from the Board
Even though had thought about options should I become unable to care for my animals, I never took action until my friend died unexpectedly from an aneurysm at the age of 62.  Since my friend never made any plans for her dog, her out-of-town children thought they were doing the right thing and had her healthy 10-year-old Yorkie euthanized, and buried his urn with her.  Many of us were stunned to learn about this at the funeral; we felt so helpless and hurt from the loss of such a good person as well as her wonderful dog.
I wondered at the time if people had the same thought as I used to have, where I was arrogant enough to believe that my dogs would never get over me should something happen to separate us.
The question is, how often does this happen and can we as an organization do anything to help educate current owners, potential owners, lawyers, financial planners, churches, and schools to help reduce the chances of this situation from recurring?  
During my time working with SP4P and the National Mill Breed Rescue, I have learned that animals are much more open, loving, and forgiving than humans.  As you all know, in the right setting and with patience and understanding, most – if not all – rehomed animals will flourish.  I have personally adopted over eight older dogs in the last 15 years, and I’ve helped the National Mill Breed Rescue and SP4P rehome at least nine dogs.  
Hopefully with all our combined experience we can find ways to educate people so they can plan for their animals – and the key word here is PLAN (instead of react)!

Judi Brodil
Intake Coordinator
Congratulations to all of these furry friends! 
They fo
und their Forever Homes!

Some of the Many, Many Ways You Can Help

Open Positions
Facility Manager
Community Liaison
Marketing Coordinator
Wellness Coordinator
Volunteer Coordinator
Feline Coordinators
Website Coordinator
Strategic Planning
Cattery Volunteers

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