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
- Gertie's Story, Part 1/by Steven SableSeptember 27, 20160
Gertie is a Black Lab/Boxer mix from Thoreau, New Mexico. If she were human rather than a Rez Dog, you'd find her at a place like Woodstock: long, lustrous dark brown hair barely restrained by a Native American headband while she shared a twist of some calming substance with her many admirers. She's THAT laid-back and pretty. But her good looks aren’t conventional. Her nose points to the left when her face is looking straight ahead ...
- Conclusion - Edgar's Interview/By Steven SableSeptember 16, 20166
Continued from last week's blog: I tried to meditate while waiting for Edgar to return so we could finish our interview. No go. Rather than popping the interfering thought-balloons that came to mind, my mental jujitsu made them grow quicker and stronger. OK, open your eyes then, Steve. Take a deep breath. Tendrils of stress clawed up the back of my neck like they always do when I’m unsure of what to do with my hands, ...
- Edgar's Interview/by Steven SableSeptember 9, 20162
January wind blows cold at Canyon de Chelly. The gusts of January 4, 2016 blew particularly cold, driving mean clouds across the sky and sending locals and tourists alike to huddle around their fires in as many layers as mobility or fashion would allow. The threat of rain became a reality as the Park Ranger locked the Visitor Center and double-timed it across the parking lot to her battered old pickup truck. She sat in ...
- Edgar's Story, Part One/by Steven SableAugust 30, 20162
This is a true story about a Rez Dog named Edgar. We have a fair amount of information about his early life but as with all Rez Dog Rescue Stories, we’ll need to make some assumptions if we want to finish with an accurate biography. Let’s just say Edgar has the look of a Heeler/Beagle mix. If the Rez Law of Random Interbreeding holds, he also has the blood of other breeds running through his veins: ...
- Rez Dog People by Steven SableAugust 23, 20162
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 ...