April Volunteer Newsletter

"Forever improving the lives of animals in our community"

Please join us for our Volunteer Appreciation Celebration!

April 30th is National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

* April 8th: Petco Adoption Fair
*April 8th 9 am CART (County Animal Rescue Team) Meeting @ Teller County Training Building. Call 687-9652 with questions.
*April 11th: Passover
*April 16th: Easter
*April 22nd: Earth Day
*April 23-29th: Volunteer Appreciation Week
*April 26th: National Help a Horse Day
*April 28th: Hairball Awareness

As you can see, we have a full calendar of events in addition to the daily operational needs at the shelter.  Our volunteers are a vital and integral part of everything we do to help care for our furry guests.  




March was a busy month!

THANK YOU to all of the volunteers who helped with these events:

Wild Whiskers

Vaccine Clinic

PetsMart Adoption Fair

Tractor Supply Adoption Fair

Petco Adoption Fair

Book Buddies





Here are the Pets who found their forever home since the last Newsletter!

Charli Bradley
Axel Gold Nugget
Bruster Cinnamon
Supriah Chaplin
Alfred Hitchcock Whiskers
Muttley Hondo
Geoffrey Scarlet
Petra Sabrina
Jane Star
Billy Boy



Gold Nugget
Alfred O'Hitchcock

Do you know that TCRAS has a designated Amazon Smile link?  We receive 0.5% on every purchase.  Please designate TCRAS as your charity via this link.  Our furry friends would do it but they don't have fingers...or access to our computers!!

Welcome Lisa Robertson, Executive Director

TCRAS is excited to welcome Lisa Robertson as our new Executive Director.  Lisa has spent her career in non-profit leadership and association management.  She is passionate about non-profit life and is committed to several organizations in a personal way, including the American Heart Association, where she has been a volunteer, donor and ambassador, and the American Cancer Society, where she served on the Cattle Baron's Ball Committee.

Lisa earned her experience from such distinguished organizations as Big Brothers Big Sisters, where she served as the Regional Executive Director in Waco, Texas; the San Antonio Children's Museum - a state of the art, 65,000 square foot, $50 million facility, where she served as their fundraiser specialist and event planner; the Bexar County Medical Society Foundation where she was the Executive Director and worked on their medical scholarship program, and the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association where she served as the Chief Operating Officer.

Additionally, community support is very important to Lisa and she has been very active in the communities she has lived in.  She served on the Board for the West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce.  She volunteered for the Library Foundation, San Antonio Tourism Council, Bexar County Emergency Preparedness Committee and the International Committee.  Lisa is active in her Rotary club, Sertoma, Young Professionals, she sits on the Poverty Solutions steering committee and she has volunteered for the Heart of Texas Urban Garden Coalition.

While Lisa hails from south Texas, she is a long-time lover of Colorado, having spent her summers here with her family. She has an 11 year old Siberian Husky named Skye - who loves long walks and belly rubs.  In her spare time, she takes her mother on adventures and enjoys baking delicious pastries.

She is thrilled to now call Colorado home and is eager to become an active member of this community.  She is dedicated to providing the highest level of care to the animals in our shelter and to learning more about the Teller County area.  We are lucky to have her and look forward to her experience and dedication helping us reach even greater heights!
Volunteer of the Month Pet Pick

Angel is still waiting patiently for her forever people.  She has been with us since June!  Angel is currently my office buddy/keyboard inspector. She enjoys the heater, window and office chair. Even though I'll be sad to see my office mate go, she really deserves a loving home. She is a sponsored pet, which means her adoption fee and supplies are covered by a generous donor.  Please help me find her people..she deserves it!!


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Thank you for being a part of this great organization we call TCRAS and caring for all the pets that find themselves at our door. There are many ways you can be involved including volunteering, helping at events, donating money and wish list items - all help keep the shelter going. See you at TCRAS soon!
Teller County Regional Animal Shelter | 719-686-7707 |    volunteer@tcrascolorado.com  | http://www.tcrascolorado.org
308 Weaverville Road
Divide, CO 80814