Advanced Animal Care, a full-service veterinary hospital in Fort Collins, has reached out to help those affected by the High Park Fire by providing free lodging for their pets. They are currently providing temporary homes for over 60 dogs, cats and rabbits whose homes have been threatened or destroyed by the fire.
Owner and veterinarian, Dr. Heather Steyn, made the decision to offer assistance because she felt is was the least she could do for her community. Owning a veterinary hospital and lodging facility put her in a unique position to help people and pets affected by the fire. She is pleased to help, but the response has been larger than anticipated.
Many of these animals are expected to stay at Advanced Animal Care for several weeks while their owners regroup from their losses. Some of the animals have special dietary needs or require medical care. The costs to provide care have become more than Steyn can handle alone.
If you’d like to help Advanced Animal Care in their efforts to care for displaced pets, you can make a monetary donation to their High Park Fire Pet Rescue Fund at www.advancedanimalcareofcolorado.com or facebook.com/advancedanimalcareofcolorado.