|Share some holiday cheer and help save lives in the coming year!It is that time of year again. The holidays are here. Good cheer abounds. We pause to give thanks for all that we have. At this joyous time of year, we want to thank each and every one of you for your support, making it possible for us to help our Nikenos Second Chances animals find their forever homes.
Thank you for supporting our efforts this year including the Yankee Candle Drive, the Shoe Box Drive, the Santa Photo Shoot, our yearly garage sale and our Halloween Party (what great costumes we had!). This year for the first time we asked for sponsorships for the Halloween party and received a fantastic response. We want all of you to know this would not be possible without your commitment to helping us help the animals. We may not be able to save them all – it only takes one person to abandon an animal but it takes a village to save it.
Our village includes our volunteers that work with the dogs, caring for them and training them for easier adoption. It includes the kindness of the vets that work to restore our animals to good health. It includes the families that care for our injured or sick animals nursing them back to health. And our supporters who contribute their prayers and the funding we need to continue our work. We are grateful for all the support we receive whether it be volunteering at events, fostering an animal, technology support, food donations, financial support, office supplies, pet/grocery/Costco store cards or taking a Nikenos dog to group class at Clearwater Dog Training for the training they need to make them more adoptable. Thank you so much for being a part of our village.
Here are just three stories from the animals that came to us this year. Many of them came with financial needs for rehabilitation and Crissy broke our hearts because she crossed the rainbow bridge with us before we could find them that special family to love them.
|RIO came to us when his owner relinquished him after being badly injured by a car. He had many wounds and lost the skin off his rear leg. After many months he stabilized well enough for surgery to repair his damaged rear leg. A halo was put in place to help healing and for two long months he visited the vet regularly for adjustment. Our volunteers nursed him back to health and after six months of recovery, he was adopted to a couple that love him|
|INDIO was neglected in the backyard, severely malnourished and with mange that caused the loss of more than 60% of his hair. He came to us with a heavy heart knowing he would have soon died had he not been rescued. Transportation from California was arranged for him and his sister, now at a different shelter. We were hesitant because of the time and expense required to treat these dogs but after many months and trips to the vet, he returned to good health. He was adopted and is now a therapy dog bringing comfort to Alzheimer’s patients.|
|CRISSY, a sweet dog, came to us from a high-kill shelter in Kansas. We often receive pleas to help older dogs like Crissy who was relinquished to the shelter to die. She was put on the network so we couldn’t say no. She was clearly bewildered and heartbroken that her loved ones had left her behind. She had a grapefruit size mammary tumor and the great vet staff at Table Mountain Clinic examined her to discover she had cancer, heartworm and needed spaying. Nikenos paid for Crissy’s medical attention while Ginger lovingly cared for her until she held Crissy in her arms for the last time while she passed on. Thank you Ginger.|
|These animals don’t deserved the broken promises and heavy hearts created by the people that promised to take care of them but didn’t. Please make a donation to NSC to help us save even more lives in the coming year.Visit our web site to view more stories and make a donation. Join our email list for our enewsletter and exciting updates, it helps us save on mailing costs. Please like us on Facebook.|
Shoebox Recycling Fundraising event
We are collecting shoes for a fundraiser, this is a double win for us, the environment, as well as people who don’t have shoes in this world. So bring us you old but useable shoes!
UPDATE!- this has had a great response, so we have gotten additional boxes to continue this fundraiser. You can drop shoes off at Clearwater Dog Training 303-985-7775 for available times, or at Table Mountain Vet Clinic 15555 W. 44th ave, Golden, 80403
A portion of all donated cars proceeds go to Nikeno’s, an easy way to help.