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Whoever says you can't buy love has never adopted a pet.

Tails to Tell: Exciting News from Safe Place for Pets

Time to kick off the 2015 Indy GIVE! Campaign!

At the table of life, there's always room for one more.

Dying is tough.  Not knowing what will happen to those we leave behind creates the greatest suffering. Safe Place for Pets, an all volunteer outreach, serves the terminally ill by promising them their beloved pets will have forever families through our lifetime adoption commitment.
Safe Place for Pets has been accepted into the 2015 Indy GIVE! campaign.  This campaign, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Independent newspaper and the Pikes Peak Community Foundation, is a major part of our yearly fundraising and publicity efforts. We have received matching grants to make your contribution go further, and we want to thank our generous matching grant contributors:

Joanne and Silvio Bonicelli
Susan Conde
Cherie and Chuck Gorby
Cyndi Lambrecht and Laura Skattum
Jennifer and Ben Carmichael
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Dee Dee & Bruno Pothier
Board of Directors and Friends of SP4P
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Be sure to thank these folks the next time you see them for their generous contributions to our mission.  And you can participate in the Indy GIVE! campaign November 1 through December 31. More details are on our
webpage.
Let's get this party started!
Our Indy GIVE! Kickoff Party will be at 5:30pm on November 1st at Southside Johnny's, 528 S. Tejon St.  Our kickoff will be during the Broncos vs. Packers game, which will be shown on four TVs in the back room of the restaurant.  Kids and families are welcome, and Johnny's is offering 20% off your food bill during this event!  We will have games, giveaways, 50/50 boxes for the game, and door prizes!  Let's show 'em what party animals we are!
Live here.  Give here.

Upcoming Events


The 2015 Indy GIVE! Kickoff Party
at Southside Johnny’s, 528 S. Tejon St., November 1, 5:30 pm

Yard Sale at the Cattery, October 24th, 10am - 2pm.  Wear your costumes - it's Coffin Race time!
Wreath Event and Progressive Happy Hour Energy Resource Center, 114 W Rio Grande St, November 10, 5pm - 7:30pm

Save the Dates:
Pet Panty Adoption Event November 28

Happy Hour and Trivia with Happy Cats Haven Manitou Brewing Company, December 10

 
What better season to fall in love with your new best friend?  The requested donation for all cats and dogs during the month of October will be equal to their weight or age, whichever is less.
COLORADO GIVES DAY
is December 8, 2015.
ColoradoGives.org is a year-round, online giving website featuring over 1,600 Colorado nonprofit organizations.  Made possible by Community First Foundation since 2007, ColoradoGives.org encourages charitable giving by providing comprehensive, objective and up-to-date information about Colorado nonprofits and an easy way to support them online.  This is the first year Safe Place for Pets will be a part of Colorado Gives Day, giving us the statewide visibility and fundraising power that would be impossible on our own.  Please check us out on our Colorado Gives web page.
Meet the Safe Place for Pets Board
Dennis - President
Dennis is the only Safe Place board member who doesn’t have a pet.  Not even a goldfish.  Weird, right?  But he loves animals
and gets his fix by volunteering at the cattery and giving pets to every dog he
...read more.
Sandy - Vice President and Placement Coordinator
Sandy is a resident of Colorado Springs and has lived here since 2005.   She loves the mountains, and enjoys hiking and camping. 
She lives with her boyfriend and their dogs, Tinka and
Tuggles...read more.
Scotti - Secretary and Foster Coordinator
Scotti lives in Mountain Shadows with her husband, two teenagers, three dogs, and two cats.  She loves spending time outdoors hiking with the dogs and works for Good Life Senior Care.
Annelise - Volunteer Coordinator
Annelise lives with her 12-year-old daughter and their many pets.  She is Girl Scout leader for two troops and has been a Safe Place volunteer with her daughter for over 8 years.   She works for a local...read more.
Susan - Community Liaison
Susan has lived, worked, and volunteered in the Pikes Peak community for over 46 years. She enjoys her two adorable grandchildren and a terrific family filled with wonderful people and loads of sweet dog...
read more.
Paula - Treasurer
Sadie and Gunther are the owners of Paula.  They tell us that she has lived in the Old Colorado City neighborhood her entire life.  Her favorite hobbies are antiquing and pretending she is their boss.
Scheri - Website and IT Coordinator
Scheri lives in Colorado Springs with her husband, two kids, and four pets.  She has an IT - Software Development and Project Management background and actively volunteers in the community...
read more.
Jenna - Development Coordinator
Jenna resides in Manitou Springs with her husband, 6-year-old son, and two lovable cats.  She is active in the community with her role on the Parks and Recreation Board and coordinating a local produce ...
read more.
Joanne - Founding Member
Joanne is a retired hospice program director and nurse.  She’s an avid gardener, scrabble and Pickle ball player, and an animal lover.  She is committed to adopting senior Safe Place dogs and having them live...
read more.
April - Wellness Coordinator
April shares her home in Manitou Springs with Cider, a 12-year-old Carolina dog, and two adventurous cats named Whiskey and Ion.  When not working at Keysight Technologies as a Supply Chain Manager...
read more.

This Month's Featured Pet

Lola

Lola is a DLH tortie mix with lovely green eyes.  She acts shy, but will be happy to warm up to you.  She is a middle-aged cat (13) who would prefer a quiet home with no other cats, but she would consider living with small dogs again.  She likes to be picked
up and stretched out to her full length, and will stand on the floor and stretch up to the countertop to let you know she would like some of what is being prepared.  So if you need a little kitchen helper, Lola is the one for you. 
Message from the Board
 
Fosters are one of the most important roles in a rescue such as ours.  We rely 100% on fosters for the dogs that come into the Safe Place program, and occasionally for the cats as well.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank two fosters in particular for their ongoing support of Safe Place for Pets.

Julie lives with her husband, three teenage kids, and Bailey, her young Maltese.  They have fostered a number of small dogs for us in the past few years, including Penny, Lucy Lou, Heidi, Sadie, Mickey, and Wolfie.  She takes the dogs on regular walks, takes pictures of them for us to use in advertising, and updates us on how they are progressing and adjusting at home.

Francine, who has a dog at home, is one of our cat fosters even though she’s allergic to them.  She has a special room for them with bookshelves to climb on, a window to look out of, and a couch to relax on.  She has fostered many cats for us, including Izzy, Natasha, Tatiana, and Cher.  Cher was living at the cattery, but when she became more and more stressed, Francine took her in and Cher was back to her normal pleasant self in a few days.

It is generous people like Julie and Francine who open up their homes that allow us to continue our rescue work and provide healthy and happy pets for adoption to their new forever home.  Fostering is exceedingly crucial to our rescue work. Please consider opening your home to a pet; contact us to foster today.

Sandy
Vice President and Placement Coordinator
Congratulations to all of these furry friends! 
They fo
und their Forever Homes!

Some of the Many, Many Ways You Can Help


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Feline Coordinator
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