Rescue Organization Bleg – Colorado

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From commentor Jacy:

I wanted to ask a favor for a friend and the pet help charity that she runs. It’s a tiny non-profit run by six volunteers that helps people in trouble keep their pets when faced with foreclosure, financial difficulties, or catastrophic illness by providing food, supplies, veterinary care, and pet fostering. They also help with disaster relief (the recent Colorado fires) and help the elderly adopt pets. They’ve undergone some tough times lately and are holding their biggest fundraiser this weekend. Every penny goes to providing food and services, with the volunteers providing the other operating costs. I’d be ever so grateful if you could put up a post to let the Balloon Juice community know about them and perhaps lend a hand. Susan Branham, one of the board, has been my best friend for nearly 20 years and she’s a good egg — she about killed herself doing GOTV for Obama in Colorado this past fall in addition to helping keep the Pet Food Pantry afloat, and I’d love to give her a little extra help. They have a website that takes PayPal and has more info on their good works. I’ve also attached some pictures. Here’s the info she sent me:

The Pet Food Pantry for Teller County (Colorado) was started in 2009 to help struggling people in our tiny county of 23,000 with an 8% poverty rate. The assistance we provide keeps many dogs and cats out of shelters allowing them to stay in their homes with the people they love.
In 2012 we helped over 420 local families by providing such needs as: blankets, pet coats, beds, kennels, toys, bowls, treats, canned food, and most importantly 26,000 pounds of dry dog and cat food.

As a 501(c)3 non-profit, we operate entirely on donations and the volunteer efforts of our 6-member, working Board of Directors. Each week we set up a three-hour, outdoor distribution site to serve our clients who quickly become our friends. Not a week goes by without tremendous gratitude and little miracles. We’re animal people, and though Colorado throws all sorts of weather at us we are never deterred from our mission of caring for our neighbors and their beloved pets.

This Saturday, February 2nd, the Pet Food Pantry will hold our 4th Annual Beach Party, our biggest fundraiser of the year. If you would like to donate, please visit our website at or visit and like us on Facebook. All donations are tax deductible and greatly appreciated!

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28 replies
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    jacy says:

    Thanks so much for posting this, Anne Laurie.

    That’s Susan in the first picture, my best friend of nearly 20 years and an unrepentant liberal who donates all her energy to democratic causes and animal welfare. She just adopted her fifth rescue dog, and she works tirelessly to make life better for every being on the planet. Any donation will be tremendously appreciated and help more than you can know.

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    zoej says:

    Just made a donation in honor of Tonks, Queen of the Universe and all that she sees. She is a Calico Goddess (and a really good cat).

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    jenn says:

    This looks like a great organization, thanks for sharing! I’ve added it to my list!

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    Michele says:

    Just donated for Molly, who is purring contentedly next to me, and in memory of Sam, Ernie and Rascal.

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    Rosie Outlook says:

    I’m impressed by the lady in the first picture who is out in the snow wearing only the white sweater. They must be a hardy breed out there in Colorado.

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    MazeDancer says:

    Looks like a great org indeed. Such a wonderful thing to help people keep their pets. And helping a strong Obama supporter who does that fabulous work is the easiest of no brainers.

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    jnfr says:

    Donated. Thanks for letting us know.

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    Teddy's Person says:

    @jacy: I tried to donate via Pay Pal and have been unsuccessful. Do you know if I can send a check to the address provided on the website?

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    My DH got his longevity pay this month so we have a little bit of extra money to throw around. I am happy to pass some to this organization no matter how small it is.

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    I understand that there has to be ads on this site to keep it free for all of us but can anyone explain to me why I have to get close ups of Russian women’s tits every damn day? I mean come on.

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    schrodinger's cat says:

    @Litlebritdifrnt: You get Russian women, I get Chinese women, I wonder why that is.
    ETA: I get their head shots though, it is some electronic dating site.

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    jacy says:

    @Teddy’s Person:

    You can send a check to this address:

    P.O. Box 645

    Woodland Park, CO 80866

    And they’ll get it.


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    Fucking PayPal wouldn’t let me make a donation, I apparently already have an account with them, except I don’t. I hate PayPal with a passion. I’ll just go to their website, get an address, and mail a check the old fashioned way.

    What a great organization. Thanks for the bleg.

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    jacy says:

    @Rosie Outlook:

    I’m impressed by the lady in the first picture who is out in the snow wearing only the white sweater. They must be a hardy breed out there in Colorado.

    That’s Susan — and she’s origanally from South Carolina — so you see how far she’s come!

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    Teddy's Person says:

    @jacy: THanks!!! I’ll get a check in the mail. And thanks for the heads up on a great organization.

    Will donate for Teddy and in the memory of Ollie, Tippy, and Gidget.

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    jackmac says:

    Donation just sent in honor of Daisy, our awesome shelter dog.

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    susan says:

    I just sent in my contribution.

    Best of luck to these good people.

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    Kristine says:

    Just sent something via Paypal the Accursed.

    I hope they have a successful party!

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    Rosie Outlook says:

    @jacy: Viva Susan!

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    Johnny Coelacanth says:

    I threw in $10; hope it helps.

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    Princess Leia says:

    Thanks for posting this – LOVE the mission. . Made my donation by mail- FYPP.

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    susy branham says:

    WOW! You guys are so kind to help our tiny organization, many grateful thank yous to you all. @Jacy is a pretty darn swell gal in her own right and she’s kept my psychic train on the rails plenty of times over the years. This latest kindnesns will benefit more sweetl animals than you can imagine: We can stretch a dollar ’til it screams.
    Just finished up the baking for the bake sale portion of our event tomorrow, and the basket-making for the silent auction. What fun! If any of you are within rock-tossing distance of 80863, come join pus for the party. If not, your kind words, good thoughts, and generous assistance will keep you with us in spirit. You really are helping us quash hunger and save lives. Thank you Balloon Juice and Anne Laurie, dear Jacy and all of you!

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    Cain says:

    Donated. Thanks for letting us know.

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    metalgirl says:

    I just donated to the cause :)

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    Cain says:

    Since y’all are opening up your wallets. I do have a pet charity that I would like to call attention to.

    We are a direct beneficiary of these people who feed and take care of all the stray animals in and around my grandparent’s neighborhood. We had a dog, who died about two years ago who was regularly taken care of.

    I’ll try to write to Anne about this organization and at least give you the face of the dog who was a direct beneficiary of their love and dedication.

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    askew says:

    Just donated. What a great cause. Thanks for highlighting it.

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    Beeb says:

    Thanks for letting us know about this. Glad I could help out a bit.

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    WereBear says:

    Also tweeted out and facebooked to my online fans. Best!

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