January Volunteer Newsletter
"Forever improving the lives of animals in our community by upholding the Five Freedoms: Freedom from hunger and thirst, Freedom from discomfort, Freedom from pain, injury or disease, Freedom to express normal behavior, Freedom from fear and distress"


Bryce would like to wish you a Happy New Year!
National Train Your Dog Month
Walk Your Pet Month
*January 2nd: National Pet Travel Safety Day
*January 14th: National Dress Up Your Pet Day
*January 16th Martin Luther King Day
*January 22nd: National Answer Your Cat's Questions Day
*January 24th: Change a Pet's Life Day
*January 29th: Seeing Eye Guide Dog Birthday

**January volunteer opportunities**

*January 20th: 10-3 pm Petco Adoption Fair (Cheyenne Mountain Location)
Happy New Year from all of us at TCRAS.  Without our loyal volunteers, we would not be able to continue the fundraising, care and daily operations here at the shelter.  The calendar for 2018 is full of opportunities to volunteer your time, effort and love.  Mark your calendars for the following :

  • Farmers Market: Dates TBD May-Sept
  • Tractor Supply Adoption Fairs: TBD
  • Book Buddies: Thur 9-11:30 am while school is in session at Woodland Park High School
  • Petco Adoption Fairs: 2nd Saturday of the Month 10am-3pm
  • Petsmart Adoption Fairs: TBD
  • 2018 iGive Campaign: Various events throughout Nov/Dec
  • Divide Vaccine Clinic TBD
  • Vaccine Clinic: TBD
  • Wild Whiskers 2018: March
  • Mayor of Divide Election: Candidates January/February Inauguration: April 
  • Yappy Hour Fundraiser Dinner: TBD
  • Donkey Derby Days Information Booth: TBD
  • Teller County Sheriff's Dept Petting Zoo: TBD
  • Critter Rescue Adoption Fair: TBD

21017 Statistics


**297 Dogs Adopted**

**259 Cats Adopted**

**272 Lost Pets Returned to Families**

**828 Companion Animals**


 Our seasoned sweet boy Darwin found his forever home! Malcolm is still looking for a forever home. He is one of our special transfers from Alabama. 





December was a busy month!

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

Lighter Side of Christmas Parade

Petco Adoption Fair

Give Campaign

Hueberger Share the Love Campaign

Book Buddies


TCRAS Alumni Luna and Tango working hard at Heuberger! Thank you Diane E., Sue H., and Jimi Y for volunteering your time during the Share the Love Campaign.


Bryce is a 6 yr old Persian Mix who is such a sweet boy!
Astro would love a hiking and walking buddy!



 Pets who found their forever home since the last Newsletter!
Dogs Cats
Landry Sherbert
Fozzy Razz-a-ma-taz
Mirage Quinter
Fantasia Quaid
Madison Quee
Chief Purrcise
M.O. Brandon
Boone Ollie
Betsy Edda
Benson Thor
Bobby Loki
Mazy Pepper
Honey Pickle
Tom Tom Marmalade
Ernie Wetzel
Hadley Hermione
Zola Dewey
Hudson Aveda
Sabastian Dale
Fennce Oxford Lady
Hayden Lyndsey
Luna Bear Oreo
Tokoda Olivia
Olaf Larkin
Hero Mittens
Khloe Bobby


Handsome boy M.O. found his people!!



Bobby has a new family!

Beth L.
Beth and

Where are you from? 
I have lived North, South, East and West in the U.S., but I tell everyone that I'm from New Orleans.  I was transferred from Charlotte, N.C. to Colorado in 2003 and I have enjoyed living here ever since!

*What volunteer positions do you help with at TCRAS? 
I signed up to drive the van to adoption fairs. I so enjoy working with Sue B. and taking our clients to Petco/Petsmart and all the other events during the year.  I also enjoy helping with our fundraising events. Wild Whiskers is my favorite and the Yappy Hour comes in second.

*What do/did you do for a job/career?
I worked 10 years as an EMT/Paramedic in New Orleans. After graduating from the University of new Orleans in 1996, I entered the Banking/Mortgage industry.  In 2014, I moved to Florissant and retired.  I still work part-time with Advance Auto in Woodland Park (I just can't stop working :-)

*Do you have a family?  Tell us about them.
I have 3 children and 9 grand children. They all live out of state.

*What pets do you have?
Jewls is a Beagle / Jack Russell whome I adopted from TCRAS in 2014.  She will be 6 yrs old in June.  We just celebrated our 3rd anniversary together on Christmas Eve. I was only fostering Jewls for the Holidays, but as it happened, I never took her back to TCRAS! I will forever thank Angie for introducing Jewls to me. Jewls is the love of my life :-)

*What do you like to do for fun?
Walking with Jewls in our neighborhood. Also, I have played golf since I was 9 years old, and look forward to Spring to start playing again.  I enjoy reading "who dunnit" novels as well as Political History books. I am a member of Woodland Park Community Church and enjoy volunteering with Storehouse Ministries.

THANK YOU Beth for being such a dedicated Adoption Fair and Event volunteer.  We can always count on you to donate your time to help find our guests their forever people. If you have attended Wild Whiskers or Yappy Hour, Beth has had a huge roll in the planning and executing of those major events.  We appreciate you!!!

Volunteer of the Month Pet Pick

Presley is still waiting patiently for his forever people. He came to us as a stray, and his people never came to claim him :-( He loves to play with his new canine friends at TCRAS, but what he'd really love is a home of his own. Help spread the word to find this sweet boy a forever home!!



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Teller County Regional Animal Shelter | 719-686-7707 |    volunteer@tcrascolorado.com  | http://www.tcrascolorado.org
308 Weaverville Road
Divide, CO 80814