On November 5, 2013, All Aboard Animal Rescue and Shelter placed on online plea asking Colorado residents to help them save 18 dogs that were scheduled to be euthanized in New Mexico. The response from the community was unexpected. Not only was the rescue group able to save the 18 dogs on the list, but they also found foster homes for 16 other adult dogs and 36 puppies.
The plea read:
“To all who are interested! All of the dogs in this album are scheduled for euthanasia. All have been dog and people aggression tested and need out ASAP! We are trying to pull as many as we can. If are you able to foster for the next 2-3 weeks, PLEASE contact or email [email protected].”
Within 24 hours Coloradans residents signed up to help the helpless animals, this thanks to a local news story done by 9NEWS. By Wednesday morning, a total of 70 dogs had been saved and relocated.
“THANK YOU to ALL of the sharing, cross posting, and support we were able to rescue a total of: 34 adult dogs, and 36 puppies were able to be SAVED from euthanasia today!” was posted on All Aboard Animal Rescue and Shelter Facebook page.
The pets were scheduled to attend an adoption fair on the weekend at the rescue’s Denver and Fort Collins locations.
Even though All Aboard Animal Rescue and Shelter were able to save all 70 dogs, the organization is always in need of food and kennel donations, as well as funds to cover all pets’ medical care.
If you are interested in adopting a pet, donating, and learning more about All Aboard Animal Rescue and Shelter, visit their site at www.aaanimalrescue.org.