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Patience for Powder

With an upcoming military deployment that would mean years of separation between owner and dogs – attempts were made to rehome all pets in the home. Sadly, there was one dog that hadn’t found a home, and it was with great remorse that the dog owner surrendered his beloved pet to IMHS. Puffer, a 7 year old malamute who had never known anything but her human and her pack, totally shut down upon arriving at the shelter. Hiding as far back in the kennel as possible, she shrank back even further whenever anyone tried to engage her. A beautiful girl, with soulful eyes – her situation was heartbreaking. Attempts to cheer her up seemed fruitless, special treats went uneaten, and while Puffer w

Max and Neo Dog Gear

Max and Neo Dog Gear on Amazon is non-profit company that matches ONE for ONE on every sale they have! Even better? They disburse the gear to shelters and rescues on their list (that includes us!) IMHS just received our first box of goodies and it's AWESOME. We were fortunate to receive some really high quality products including toys, leashes, several different kinds of collars. If you are considering buying pet supplies please check out Max and Neo on Amazon ... the more sales they have the more they can donate! Don't forget to designate IMHS as your charity of choice on Amazon Smile when ordering! The ordering process is the same and Amazon will donate a portion of the sales to IMHS!

New partner to the Volunteer of the Month program: StageDoor Theatre

The IMHS board is always looking for new partners for our Volunteer of the Month program. Our newest partner, starting this October, is the Conifer community staple and also a non-profit: StageDoor Theatre. Thanks to the staff and board there, they'll offer our volunteer of the month 2 free tickets to an upcoming show. The StageDoor 2017/2018 season is particularly engaging and fun! http://www.stagedoortheatre.org/current-season-1 StageDoor joins our two existing partners: Mad Jack's Mountain Brewery in Bailey and Alamo Movie Drafthouse in Littleton. So, when you are honored for your service to IMHS as volunteer of the month you get more to choose from! We thank all of our partners and ar

Dancing Cowboys, Grub and Rustling!

Changing up a tried and true event, Cause for Paws 2017 (C4P) went from a daytime silent auction to a night time barn dance with no auction and was a big, bold move. This was an event made for and enjoyed by all ages! The younger partners had loads of fun in the kids zone rustling horses, slingin' darts and more! Folks genuinely had a blast listening to the rockin' music and square dancin' and want us to do this again next year! Watch for the 2018 date in the IMHS printed calendar (available for purchase in December of 2017) and on our website and then make your plans to come check out how we'll make it even more fun event! More importantly IMHS found a new audience and got more folks who've

Augusts Volunteer of the Month

This month we have a team of two special volunteers that we would like to recognize ... Bob and Karen Burden Bob began volunteering at IMHS by transporting cats from New Mexico. I was one of the first trainers with Bob and we spent a delightful day driving, I learned that Bob was a retired police officer and lawyer. I did not meet his better half, wife Karen, until later when she too started volunteering by helping Bob take cats down to the pet stores. Then they began helping with dog adoption events. A little background about Bob and Karen: The Burden's moved into Pine about 2.5 years ago. They have 3 grown children, 1 daughter in Texas, 2 sons in the Denver area and 2 grandchildren. Karen

The Results Are In!

IMHS, in general, and the fundraising team specifically, are not ones to do the same ol', same ol'. This year the new fundraising committee pushed the envelope and it paid off. As of writing, we have a rough estimate of total attendees the total amount raised for our cause. Around 200 people (including the performers and volunteers)! Over $9000 raised at the 2017 Cause for Paws event! Yippee! Yahoo! Woot, Woot!

Animal Education Program at IMHS

Did you know that in 2017 IMHS started a new series of FREE pet-related educational classes for our community? As part of our mission and vision statement, we strive to educate pet stewards in Park County and the surrounding communities, and that was a catalyst in creating this outreach series. The series topics for this year include: "What To Expect After Adopting" "How To Pick The Perfect Pet For You" "The Human/Animal Abuse Connection" "Making End Of Life Decisions For Your Pet" This entire program is sponsored by IMHS and various partners depending on the material. Administrators, Board Members and other instructors will be there to help facilitate and answer questions. The classes are f

THANKS Partners!

The fundraising team and volunteers had loads of help in making the 2017 Cause for Paws a huge success. We had great involvement from individuals, groups and businesses from Conifer to Fairplay! The food by Saucy Buns was amazing, the band, Rowdy Country Combo, was fantastic, the line dancing instructor Jeremiah Torbit and the Ridge Runner Square Dancer group provided lots of fun and jubilant energy. The kids zone games were a blast while the adult game section also raised money for our cause, the escorting service provided by the Conifer HS DECA kids was a fantastic part of the event, the dogs were adorable and the heart and soul of the evening. A very special mention and thank you goes out

Help for Houston

This week IMHS teamed up with a local veterinarian, Dr Sheila Rice-Watkins of Crow Hill Pet Hospital to provide support for those affected by hurricane Harvey. In under a week Dr Sheila pulled together a team of people to go, rented an RV and got two trucks with horse trailers to caravan down with her. IMHS of course was thrilled to help network and this amazing community filled both horse trailers to the brim with supplies for both the humans and the pets surviving this tragic storm. A Go Fund Me Page was started and over $2500 to help this awesome team of helpers cover costs of the trip getting down to Texas and helping in whatever way needed. It is an incredible honor to see the outpourin

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