Friday, March 31, 2006

Bear Update!

Bear has been staying at the Mutt Hutt in Windsor, with owner Kristy Fischer. She is recovering very well and has been happy in her temporary home. She has to wear a funnel to keep from pulling her metal pins out of her leg and will be going in to South Mesa for her check ups soon! We will be needing another temp foster home for her soon while she heals.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

A Second Chance

Emmie was rescued over a month ago on a volunteer basis. A tired road warrior, Emmie came in from the cold and is now living in my home . She is representative of the many stray and feral cats that are roaming our towns and cities. We can sometimes feel overwhelmed by the number of animals that are in need of a fresh start with a new family. In the case of Emmie, she needed a patient individual, willing to slowly help her to acclimate to her new surroundings. Socializing cats can sometimes be a lengthy and difficult process, as some have never been in the company of human beings. The "semi" feral cats, like Emmie, can usually be rehabilitated and go on to live with a human family. Most were at one point domestic and living with humans. They become fearful when living outdoors for extended periods of time. Denkai Animal Sanctuary currently has four cats that are in immediate need of foster homes. If anyone would like to volunteer as a foster parent to any of the four cats at the sanctuary, please call us as soon as possible. We will help you through the process. Mother cats are very resourceful and able to care independently for their offspring. We truly just need individuals willing to give these cats a safe environment in which to give birth and ween their litter. While Emmie represents success, we all have to remember to do our best to help these brave street survivors. If anyone needs any tips about what to do when coming in contact with stray & or feral cats, stray dogs, etc., please do not hesitate to call us. Emmie is sleeping on her green blanket now, purring and drifting off to sleep. She has found a home and is truly content. A Siamese/Himalayan mix, she likes to voice her opinion and let everyone know how she feels!! I will update everyone in the near future, about Emmie and her socialization process. Again, let us know if you're interested in fostering any of the four female cats at the sanctuary.

~Shanon Chalmers

Thursday, March 23, 2006

A Word from Bailey!

I am now two and a half weeks old and still growing! I'm even starting to drink water now like a real goat!! A couple days ago I had a new start to my day. I ate breakfast and pooped as usual. Then I decided to walk backwards into my poop and to make things even messier I used my poopy foot to scratch my head, leg, and pretty much the left side of my body. I didn't see what the problem was but Tiffany didn't seem to be too thrilled with my new look. Needless to say, I got my first bath. Although I wasn't too excited about getting bathed, I was a very good goat and I am now clean and fluffy.

I am making new friends as well. Tiffany's dog, Rico, has really warmed up to me and enjoys running around with me and sometimes kisses my nose. Soon I will make more friends at the sanctuary. I may even be going back as soon as tomorrow. I'm growing so big and I'm really starting to act like a real goat (well a goat who LOVES to get pet). Tiffany is sad to let me go but I know she will be visiting me quite frequently:)

Monday, March 20, 2006


Bear is a 6 month old Newfoundland mix puppy. She was found abandoned in a pasture, staked to the ground by her collar. A good Samaritan picked her up and called the sanctuary.

Bear had fractured both of the bones in her leg and has undergone extensive surgery at a reduced cost of approximately $900.00 thanks to the surgeons and staff at South Mesa Veterinary Clinic in Fort Collins.

This puppy is incredibly loving, caring and sweet natured. She is absolutely the most friendly dog and loves to give kisses! Bear will be cared for over the next 10 weeks by Kristie Fisher, who owns and operates The Mutt Hut Inc. located in Windsor, CO.

Update from Bailey the Goat!

I am now two weeks old and almost eight pounds!! I'm getting so big! I used to be a little bony goat but now I have a big belly. I love my bottle and I'm even starting to eat some hay and alfalfa (my bottle is still my favorite though). I'm not so sure about water yet, I just stick my nose in it and lick my lips. My running skills are improving and I even leap while I'm running. I also love to jump on things! My favorites are pillows, Tiffany's dog's bed (sometimes when he's still in it), and of course Tiffany. I also enjoy getting pet and snuggling, especially after drinking from my bottle. If you hold me in your lap and rub my chest I will be asleep in your arms in no time:)

Don't be fooled though, I am starting to figure out that I'm a goat. I love to chew on anything; the table and computer cords are my favorite. Bed sheets are pretty tasty too. I think I'm going to start grazing on carpet as well. Soon I will be ready to live outside with the other goats at Denkai (of course while still getting my bottle:). It is hard being a baby goat though, my day is full of eating, sleeping, pooping, peeing (I'm real good at that), chewing on everything in my reach, exploring, and of course getting pet. Then I have to start all over and do it again:)

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Goat Sitting

Bailey is a beautiful eleven day old Nubian goat. Born a triplet and the smallest of the three kids, her mother instinctively rejected her in order to provide sustenance to the other siblings of the litter.

Bailey has spent the last week with one of our most devoted volunteers, Tiffany. Tiffany has spent time nurturing Bailey and feeding her by bottle. She has reported that Bailey is "doing great" and now weighs a mere five pounds! Growing stronger each day, Bailey will soon return to life at the sanctuary.

We all wish Bailey well and truly love her sweet disposition. She has been a joy to foster, for Tiffany, and a new friend gained for all of us!

Friday, March 17, 2006

Mobile Adoption Weekends

Puppies Available for Adoption through Denkai Animal Sanctuary
Every week Denkai Animal Sanctuary conducts mobile adoptions at the local PetSmart in Fort Collins.

Many of the animals at Denkai Animal Sanctuary are in dire need of new families who will nurture them and love them. The time spent at mobile adoptions is a great way to assist these animals and to meet community members and familiarize them about the sanctuary.

We love to let people know that Denkai is an organization that aids all animals in need of care. Puppies, dogs, and cats are just a few of the animals in need of a new permanent or foster home.

At our mobile adoptions dedicated and compassionate volunteers, along with our director, Floss Blackburn, take the time to meet with all prospective persons wanting to adopt an animal. It is critical that animals in need of a home are matched with the right family.

We hope that you will stop by or volunteer your time at mobile adoptions. It is a wonderful time to help the animals and an opportunity to become acquainted with fellow volunteers. The pups shown above are tired out from all of the excitement! They loved greeting new people and making new friends! Please come out to meet with us or volunteer your time. We promise that it will be a worthwhile experience and lots of fun!