The People With Compassion for Pets Giving Circle voted to send it’s final donation of 2011 to the Denkai Animal Shelter. This no kill animal shelter was nominated by one of our giving circle members who had extensive experience as a volunteer at their organization. She witnessed time and again their unending dedication and love for saving animals in Northern Colorado and Wyoming.
Even though Denkai had our hearts, we still reviewed the organization thoroughly. We were impressed that their budget increased from $7,000 in year one of operations to more than $500,000 in income and assets during 2011 just seven years later. They’ve acquired an additional facility with acreage to provide care to more animals and are in the midst of a capital campaign to purchase the building and land on which they operate in Colorado. We believe this goes to show the extent to which they’ve been successful in launching this shelter and that our dollars were going to an organization that would be around for a long time.
In addition, after reviewing their financials from Guidestar, we could tell that their expenses are very low when compared to the amount of work they were accomplishing, so we know our dollars would be well used.
Floss Blackburn, the founder and president of Denkai, tells us that our $550 donation could do one of the following:
- Feed 1 horse for 5 months.
- Spay and neuter a total of 11 dogs saving 1,837 unwanted pets in a period of 1 year.
- Provide training services for 1 horse.
- Feed two senior horses for two months.
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