LAKE GEORGE • The Friends of Lake George Library is sponsoring a pet shower to benefit the Teller County Regional Animal Shelter.
The shower takes place July 11-21 and is held in memory of two former Friends of Lake George library members: Donna Knudten and Debby Nigh. Both women were avid animal lovers, and Nigh hosted the first animal shower and volunteered for TCRAS.
Monetary donations as well as donations of Hill’s Science Diet dog and cat food, treats, toys, peanut butter and cleaning supplies will be accepted at the Lake George Library, 37900 US-24, Lake George de noon to 5 p.m., Monday to Thursday, and Saturday, July 11-21. Checks should be made payable to TCRAS and can be left at the library or mailed directly to TCRAS, PO Box 904, Divide, CO 80814. Please note that on your check the donation is for Friends of the Library of Lake George.
The needs greatly exceed the resources of the TCRAS. The small rural shelter welcomes around 1,000 pets a year. It costs the shelter just over half a million dollars a year to operate. And he struggles every year, with rising costs and more serious cases, just to stay within his budget.
Based in Divide, TCRAS is a limited-access 501©(3) non-profit shelter that serves communities in the Pikes Peak area. It relies on the support of donors, fundraising events, grants, individuals and corporate donors.
TCRAS’ mission is “to forever improve the lives of animals in our community” – a mission it fulfills by caring for lost, abused, neglected or abandoned pets until a suitable home is found. found. The shelter also helps reunite lost pets with their owners through its online lost and found database at tcrascolorado.org.