Twenty four hours after the Coloradoan and Channel 9 and ran reports on the dire economic straits facing Animal House, a local dog shelter, almost 100 donations were logged on its website. The next morning, people were waiting at the shelter’s door to offer money, cupcakes and emotional support. One young boy came with $14 and a big smile. The volunteer staff was stunned and more than a little touched by the community’s response. And not just Fort Collins. Residents of Denver, Boulder and several other towns responded with e-mails and money.
Executive director Sandra Risler is overwhelmed and encouraged by the response. But cupcakes aren’t going to pay the heat and utilities (though cupcakes always are welcome), so Risler decided to reach out to the community and ask for guidance and skilled resources to develop a long-term strategy that will sustain Animal House and avoid similar crises.
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