Pars for Paws, Sponsored by Law Offices of Daniel R. Rosen, A Great Success
Colorado’s Helping Hands Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Denver, will be able to help a lot more companion animals as a result of its Pars for Paws golf tournament fundraiser on Monday, June 17. The event, sponsored by the Law Offices of Daniel R. Rosen, featured hole prizes, tee gifts, a silent auction and more, and was a huge success.
“I’m so proud to have been a part of this wonderful and successful event,” said Daniel R. Rosen. “It’s very gratifying knowing that many more injured and ill companion animals will be helped as a result.”
The foundation, which grew out of Alameda East Veterinary Hospital’s fund for companion animals in need, became a 501( c)(3) nonprofit in 2003. It provides subsidies to help pay for medical and surgical care for service animals, covering some costs of care for stray animals, assisting in the prevention of cruelty to animals, and educating the public about veterinary care advances.
As the foundation’s website, HelpingCritters.org, says:
We all want the best care for our animal companions but sometimes it is difficult to afford it. Your donation to Colorado’s Helping Hands Foundation allows veterinary professionals to provide the best medical and surgical care possible for all patients.
Among the more than 1,000 success stories of animals Helping Hands has helped, here are a few:
A dog named Jimmy was brought to Alameda East Veterinary Hospital for emergency care after being hit by a car. His owners had abandoned him after his accident, so Colorado’s Helping Hands Foundation came to the rescue to pay for his treatment. Poor Jimmy had suffered a broken toe, a broken ulna, and a broken femur, which left the dog with only one leg to stand on “but plenty of tail wags to give.” After his surgery, Jimmy needed a home, and a rescue group offered to provide him with foster care, and he is healing well.
Itzy, a kitten, had a broken leg. Colorado’s Helping Hands Foundation provided part of the cost of her care so she could have surgery to repair her leg.
Brownie arrived at an animal shelter in bad condition; he had hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, and was hypothermic and dehydrated. After a few days in the hospital receiving treatment, and with financial help from Helping Hands, the 15-month-old chihuahua made a full recovery and was adopted by a loving home.
If you would like to donate to Colorado’s Helping Hands Foundation, your contribution will be put to good use, helping to care for injured companion animals. The foundation is an all-volunteer organization, and virtually all donations go directly to programs. You can contribute online, at http://www.helpingcritters.org/donate.asp, or by mail, to:
Colorado’s Helping Hands Foundation
9870 E. Alameda Avenue, c/o VCA AEVH
Denver, CO 80247