Colorado Animal Rescue houses mostly dogs and cats. Animals come to us as either strays or owner surrenders. When we receive a stray dog or cat, we first scan him/her to see if he/she has a microchip. Unfortunately, most of the animals we take in are not microchipped, making it more difficult to find their owners. If the dog or cat has any sort of identification tag(s), we do our best to attempt to find the owner from calling the numbers on the tag(s). If the owner does not reclaim the animal during the 5 day hold, the animal is then considered the "property" of Colorado Animal Rescue. Of course, there are exceptions to this: quarantined dogs, surrendered dogs and cats, and other situations that are at the discretion of Garfield County or the City of Glenwood Springs.
Once the 5 day hold is up, our dog trainer, Tracey Yajko, performs a temperament assessment on the dog. We then vaccinate, spay or neuter (if necessary) and microchip the animal. After that, the dog is moved from our "unadoptable kennels" to our adoptable area: the Real Life Rooms.
The same 5 day hold applies to cats. Once the holding period is up, we vaccinate, test for Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) spay or neuter (if necessary) and microchip the cat. The cat is then moved from our cat isolation area to either the cat room or a cat condo.
Now they are available for adoption!