Colorado Animal Rescue
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Check out the Boulderist’s podcast featuring the RezDawg Rescue story! “Listen to how they help people and animals in the Four Corners area of the United States, and how they place animals in the homes of the Front Range of Colorado and in other places. Meet Angela Cerci and Kathleen Hull and hear about how they are leading change and improving the lives of dogs, cats, and people.”
Our vision and mission
Through a sense of community formed with several indigenous peoples and our core belief in achieving balance between modern technological assistance and millennia-old traditions, RezDawg Rescue strives to address the needs of stray companion animals in the Four Corners region of the US by providing Rescue ➜ Relocation ➜ Spaying/Neutering ➜ Fostering ➜ Adoption.
We are accomplishing these goals by becoming a dependable resource to members of the Navajo Nation and Zuni Pueblo. We do this by offering transportation to low cost or free spay/neuter services, respectfully teaching people how to humanely care for their animals, responding to cases of animal cruelty and neglect, assisting in emergency veterinary care for animals that are suffering on a case by case basis, and taking unwanted animals into our foster care. Community outreach is accomplished by going door-to-door and developing long standing relationships with native communities based on trust and mutual respect.
RezDawg Rescue blog
- Rez Dog People by Steven SableAugust 23, 20160
I spent this past weekend with sixteen happy people. We weren’t together all at once. I spoke with them sequentially. All sixteen arrived at the RezDawg booth to pick up a dog or puppy they met previously or noticed online. We were swamped from the moment the gates opened and my job evolved organically: keep people in line from getting bored while volunteers who know what they’re doing move things along as quickly as possible. As ...
- What is a Rez Dog? by Steven SableAugust 8, 20164
My first Rez Dog sat beside a 75mph freeway, waiting patiently until I arrived. I didn’t know she was a Rez Dog - had never heard the term. I pulled to the shoulder of AZ Hwy 89 in Northern Arizona to make an “empty highway” picture and there she was, sitting on the shoulder of the road, eight miles from the nearest structure or sign of human habitation. She was a mix of many herding ...
- You: The Greatest Dog Photographer EverJuly 20, 20162
If you have a great dog (and we all do,) you can make great dog pictures. Here is the secret to great dog photography: be smarter than your dog. At my house this takes focus, hard work, a polished plan of attack and a well-developed sense of humor. Here are a few tips, tricks and hard fought lessons that might help you make some pictures of your best buddy worthy of framing, displaying on your desk ...
- Manny's Final UpdateJuly 8, 201614
Some outcomes hurt. With a heavy heart, we announce the death of Manny, a two-year-old-ish Rez Dog, resident of a waste area behind a construction site in St. Michaels, AZ. Manny died on July 6, 2016, following successful surgery to repair injuries sustained during a holiday weekend hit-and-run. Those that knew him loved him, and we hope the choice to not wake up from anesthesia was his to make. Little is known about Manny’s early life. ...
- Behind the CurtainJune 18, 20160
Behind the Curtain Let’s look behind the curtain to see how RezDawg Rescue goes about the business of saving dogs (and cats!) on Native American Reservations - and whether or not we’re making a difference by working as hard as we do. Before we look, we should get some facts straight. When RezDawg Rescue packs up the volunteers and supplies and heads to the Rez to hold a low cost/no cost spay and neuter clinic, we’re very ...