A New Location Lets Obe’s Angels Find More Furry Cortez Residents Forever Homes
- Local Champion: Obe's Angels
- Date Funded: October 7, 2022
- Grant Amount: $12,368
Montezuma County has more stray dogs than the Cortez City Animal Shelter can handle. Many of these animals need rehabilitation before they can be adopted, and the city does not have the resources to house them all. The shelter in nearby Towaoc also is underfunded and must euthanize animals that are not adopted after a week. In 2018, Obe’s Angels walked into this furry fray by launching a foster-based rescue program that also began providing medical treatment for rescued dogs. In order to expand its program to help with Cortez and Montezuma County’s stray dog problem, though, Obe’s Angels now needs an additional location to house, treat, and adopt out animals. That’s where LOR came in. LOR’s funding will help support the renovation of a local building (think power, heat, kennel construction) into a rescue location that allows Obe’s Angels to serve the community—and its adorable four-legged locals—for years to come.