Spay & Neuter Matters

According to the Humane Society of the United States, four million cats and dogs—about one every eight seconds—are put down in U.S. shelters each year. Often these animals are the offspring of cherished family pets. Spay/neuter is a proven way to reduce pet overpopulation, ensuring that every pet has a

New Lease on Life

Blanco and Star are just two of the horses at the Dream Catcher Therapy Center that have been rehabilitated by the amazing team there with financial support from the Telluride Animal Foundation. Their lives converged at Dream Catcher where Kathy Hamm rehabilitates horses. Blanco, a palomino yearling colt was rescued

Amazing Transformation!

This is a before and after pic of Sahara… Amazing what progress can be made in 3 months!

Spirit Wind Receives New Shelter

  • Posted: May 31, 2012  by Katja & Josh Rapaport   -  
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The horses at Spirit Wind horse rescue in Southern Colorado got a new shelter just in time to weather the high winds the area saw over the past weekend. The Telluride Animal Foundation has been working closely with Spirit Wind funding various different needs from hay to veterinary care and

Spay/Neuter Reduces Overpopulation

  • Posted: May 7, 2012  by Maureen   -  
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Spay and Neuter reduces the cycle of overpopulation on the Ute and Navajo reservations. It’s hard not to notice the animals in need on the Ute and Navajo reservations in Colorado, Utah and Arizona. From the skinny horses on the side of the road to the pregnant dogs roaming the

The Place of Lost Causes

A big THANK YOU to our friend Noelle in Norwood. She just saved two old horses from a not so great future. With a little love from Telluride Animal Foundation, she had the courage to bring in these beautiful horses to live out their lives in a great and loving

PRESS RELEASE: From Hay to Spay

  • Posted: February 25, 2012  by Katja & Josh Rapaport   -  
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Today the Telluride Animal Foundation announced that $60,000 has been raised since they opened the doors of the Telluride Thrift Shop, three months ago. The funds raised at the store have been donated to numerous organizations on the Western Slope and beyond to cover everything from hay donations to horse rescue groups to a donation to help Second Chance Humane Society in Ridgway with the purchase of a new adoption mobile.

Another Adoption Day

On Saturday February 11th, the Telluride Animal Foundation sponsored an adoption day outside the Thrift Shop. 9 dogs and cats were adopted including 4 very cute Great Pyrenees/Labrador puppies (check out the photo of one of the adoptees). This is a great testament to the dog friendliness of Telluride and,

Donations, Donations, Donations…

  • Posted: January 26, 2012  by Katja & Josh Rapaport   -  
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When we opened the Telluride Thrift Shop, we had no idea how quickly it would become viral. So viral that we have raised almost $45,000 in just 2 months of being open. And since we have paid off a years worth of expenses in just 2 months, the rest of

Thrift Shop An Instant Success

  • Posted: December 21, 2011  by Katja & Josh Rapaport   -  
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Our dream of having a thrift shop that funds the Animal Foundation is coming true! We have almost paid for our yearly expenses in one month of operation! Thank you to everyone who has donated or shopped or volunteered, because without all of you, it would not be possible. We