Current AAF News
We are in the process of launching a new online grant application system. As part of that system, you can register your organization with us in order to simplify any grant application that you submit. This will also allow us to keep you informed about upcoming grant cycles, changes and any exciting news we might what to share.
To register your organization simply click on the link below:
The next grant application deadline will be September 27th, 2013. Look for more announcements in the coming months.
AAF is excited to announce that Katie Parker has joined the team as Program Director. Katie will be in charge of managing the grant process, interfacing with our grant applicants, and helping to develop some new and exciting funding programs. Katie has extensive experience in animal welfare through out Colorado and most recently worked with the Department of Agriculture as a PACFA inspector. You can contact Katie at email@example.com. Welcome Katie!
We have moved! Animal Assistance Foundation has moved it's office to:
405 Urban St, Suite 340 Lakewood, CO 80228
Our phone number remains the same.
Roger Haston, MBA, PhD, joins AAF as Executive Director, bringing wide-ranging management skills and experience to animal philanthropy. Originally from the private sector in senior management roles, Dr. Haston has developed several successful businesses and managed capital investments. He also brings broad non-profit experience, having served on Colorado animal welfare organization boards and in consulting roles for over ten years. During that period, he used his expertise to provide coaching, financial, and operational guidance for those organizations. Dr. Haston will assume responsibility immediately following the retirement of David Gies who led the foundation for the past fourteen years.
Purchase the Adopt a Shelter Pet plate at your local Division of Motor Vehicles office or through your County Clerk office starting January 3, 2011. Simply visit either office and request the Adopt a Shelter Pet license plate.
Adopt a Shelter Pet plates may be purchased at any time during the year. You will receive credit for the time remaining between the purchase date and your annual license plate renewal date; that money will be applied to the new purchase. You may also purchase an Adopt a Shelter Pet plate upon annual renewal of your regular plates.
Costs to purchase the plate include a $50 fee for a Group Special Use License Plate, a $30 Donation to the Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund for the benefit of the Adopt a Shelter Pet license plate program, plus customary license plate renewal fees.
Please note, the Licence Plate can not be obtained through the Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund. Please visit your local Division of Motor Vehicles for a copy.
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) of Lakewood, CO has developed a unique tool to help finders of lost pets to locate the animal’s family. Their database will search all the microchip databases and find the most current database entry. It will provide the phone number of that database which will then be able to give you the contact information for the family.
Click on the picture of the tag to the upper right, or go to www.petmicrochiplookup.org; enter the microchip ID number and the results will display the most recent information for the animal from the AAHA Universal Microchip Database.
In order to determine if a found pet has a microchip, take the pet to the nearest veterinarian or animal shelter. They will be able to scan for a microchip with a universal scanner which reads all brands and frequencies of microchip.
Thank you for helping to reunite pets and their families.
Upcoming Animal Welfare Events
October 10-11: Colorado Animal Welfare Conference, Black Hawk, CO
November 9: CATS, the Ins and Outs: Improving their Future through Research, Tempe, AZ
November 10 -12: SAWA Annual Conference, Tempe AZ
Grant Recipient Highlight
We like to share stories about the great work our grant recipients are doing to help the animals of Colorado. Share your story with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out a presentation from Animal Help Now
About Animal Help Now
Animal Help Now (website and free phone app) addresses a need that exists throughout the United States and indeed the world. Each year in this country millions of companion animals are lost and found, hundreds of millions of animals – both wildlife and domestic – are injured or killed by motor vehicles, and countless animals are abused and neglected. Even with all the many veterinarians, wildlife rehabilitators, animal shelters, etc. who do amazing work every day, quickly finding the right help can be hard, especially in a stressful situation. Animal Help Now is the first reliable service a person can use to find immediate and appropriate assistance for the full range of animal-related emergencies. It works day or night, 24/7. And it is easy to use. The app asks the user a few simple questions about the emergency and couples this information with the time and location to direct the user to the most appropriate helpers.