Friday, November 11, 2022

    Volunteer Ryan and vet tech Shawna vaccinating Nathan the llama.

                        Doctor Dale Rice during his veterinary visit on November 07, 2022.

                            Dorothy is 85 years old and walks a mile and a half every day to come and                                                volunteer, it looks she fell in the hay bale. Thank you, Dorothy!

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Barn Crew

                                            Barn Crew

Top of the ladder is Jim Allen from Terolyn Horse Rescue
who organized this endeavor with Mickey's help. 

Mickey in the rafters, too happy for working hard.

Savanna and Ryan giving a scrub to the barn isle way. 
Now off to do their chores at home.

Here is Conrad to help with the crew.

Bryant happy worker.

Zane, scrub harder!!

Mickey painting like a champ.

Steven using miracle paint.

Come and visit our reconditioned barn,
like looking into a bit of heaven.

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Barn Update


In hopes to stop pigeons from entering the barn, we had a team of volunteers board up the ceiling. Pigeons are a big inconvenience, they eat the animal feed, make a mess of the entire barn, and could potentially spread diseases and parasites. Thank you so much to all the volunteers who helped to hopefully fix this problem.

Update from Patricia (Adopter of Batman and Robin)


We are excited to hear that our beloved goats are happy at their new home. The goats are adapting well to their new family and are making friends with the other animals. The owners' family friend, Rich, has a seven-year-old who has lovingly nicknamed Batman "Billy", and Robin "Joe". 
Even though they are living in a new home, they have not lost their close friendship with one another. Thank you so much Patricia for keeping us updated!

¡Feliz CumpleaƱos!

 This is our loyal volunteer, Dorothy; she is eating Flan at El Mariachi, celebrating her 85th birthday. We are pleased with the service provided at El Mariachi; they put a smile on the face of our dear friend, who has selflessly volunteered here with her husband, Dan, for over two years. The kind people at El Mariachi even sang a happy birthday song for her. Her celebration is well deserved and we're happy to have been with her during this special occasion.

Kitten Adoption

"Our time with Belle is great! I like how she likes to play with her toys and keep us up at night, even when we have hard times she will be loved. It's the best thing that has ever happened to us."
-Max and Savanna

We are going to miss our little furry friend, but we are so glad to know she is in a safe, loving home. We know that she is going to be happy and bring joy to her new family.

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Welcome Home Hercules!


Thank you all for your support, prayers and generous donations for Hercules.

We are happy to report that he has received the "all clear" from Littleton Equine Medical Center (LEMC) and his injured hoof is healing well. 

He is so happy to be home and we are thrilled to have our big boy back. 

Hercules is enjoying all of the extra attention and we love doling it out.

We anticipate additional charges from LEMC and are still in need of donations to cover the expenses. If you would like to contribute to Hercules' veterinary fund, please visit our Facebook page to donate or contact the Foundation directly at 303-841-8338.

Again, our sincere thanks to everyone who has made Hercules recovery possible.

Douglas County Community Foundation Grants Announced

Edwards Foundation for Rescued Animals has been named one of the recipients of Douglas County Community Foundation's  (DCCF) Q3 2022 grants for our work to promote mental health and wellness within our community. 

For more than 20 years, Edwards Foundation has provided a place where special needs adults and teenagers, veterans and those needing to fulfill community service requirements have found a safe, welcoming environment. 

Working with animals has long been proven to aid in all types of recovery and foster a feeling of peace and calm. Whether our volunteers and visitors work with the animals directly or assist with general chores, each one is confident in their value to our organization and we are pleased to see many blossom over the course of their time with us. 

Edwards Foundation appreciates the recognition by DCCF for the services we have provided over the years. With the current stressors in our society, mental health issues are more prevalent than ever and we are grateful to be able to offer a safe haven and outlet for those in need.

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Hercules's Discharge from Littleton Equine Medical Center.



Thanks to very generous donations, we are able to pay part of Hercules's bill, we still have a couple thousand to go. Come visit Hercules and we appreciate your support.

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Little Nail , Big damage


This little nail cause Hercules to be in the hospital for 5 days. We would like to thank the veterinarians at Littleton  Equine Medical Center: Dr. Lynn Pezzanite, Dr. Jackie Hill, Dr. Julie McLaughlin, and Dr. Katy Nelligan. We also like to  thank Teri Allen from Terolyn Horse Rescue for helping bring Hercules home from the vet. And last we would like to thank everyone that donated.

Hercules Update

**** URGENT!!! *****
Hercules is currently at Littleton Equine Medical Center. He stepped on a nail sometime last night. A vet from Littleton came out to take X-rays, but it became apparent that he needed more involved testing. Unfortunately, the X-rays showed that the nail hit his coffin bone. He needs to receive high doses of IV antibiotics as well as a limb perfusion immediately to avoid any spread of infection. We are hoping that no joints are affected. The estimate for his care so far is $4000, in addition to the $600 emergency ranch call. As always, we appreciate your generosity and compassion. We can’t do this without you! To donate for Hercules, click the button on this post. Please keep our big, gentle giant in your thoughts and prayers.
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Saturday, September 10, 2022

Unwelcomed Visitor Gets Rehomed.


Dan came to help with the release program.
This little girl is ready to check out her new home. 
Off she goes to her new home with a stream and a wonderful grove of trees.


We have been boarding Batman and Robin for their owner Pat. This week, Pat came to pick them up and take them to her friend's place in Durango, CO. She has promised us pictures in his new home, we will miss them.

Sunday, September 4, 2022

New Vet, Welcome Dr. Heather Davis


We are so happy that our friends and llama shearer, Judy, was able to recommend a vet to us. Dr. Heather Davis and her assistant Kristen scheduled a farm visit and spent lots of good time here meeting all of the various animals and evaluating their health. They were able to look at Alfalfa and determine that he does not have a shoulder injury but rather arthritis in her knee. She will be receiving a daily dose of meloxicam. They also looked at Loki and determined his body condition is perfect for a milk goat. Since he is a male, he does not need to gain any extra weight on him and is very healthy. She also checked out Angel and her inverted knees and we will continue her on meloxicam. All the goats were evaluated and determined to be in good health.

Dr. Heather and Elizabeth created an internal bond, by doing so, Elizabeth was very cooperative for her treatment of the facial abscess, which included: a shot of penicillin, a shot of exceed, drainage of the abscess, and a prognosis that the abscess would heal quickly. Dr. Heather was also able to trim Elizabeth's teeth. Both are now together with beautiful smiles.

We look forward to working with Dr. Heather and keeping all of our animals healthy. Dr. Davis also did a wellness check on our chickens, she found that one of our roosters have leg mites that were the cause of lumpy scaly legs. Our treatment will be to apply Vaseline to the legs causing the mites to suffocate.  All in all, thank you to the doctors for taking time here to get to know our animals and us here at the Edwards foundation. 

Chickens go for a spa day!


Three of our chickens needed some help to clear up a foot infection called "Bumble foot." Last week, Eugene and Karen did surgery on two of our chickens. Bumble foot is when a chicken has a cut on their foot and it gets infected. The infection causes a lump on the foot, much like a cornel of corn that needs to be taken out. Our chicken rehab team James and Mimi took on the job to work with our three chickens. We are trying a new strategy of a drying salve called "PRID".

First step is to send the three chickens to James and Mimi's chicken spa.

Next step is to create a chicken spa so that the chickens can get regular foot soaks in Epsom salt solution.

Thanks to Roxanne who had this idea and James and Mimi who created this spa, the chickens get regular soaks. We look forward to the bumble foot infection being resolved and these dear ladies returned to their flock. Thank you to all that helped in this project. 

Update: Chickens at the spa get a walk in the garden.

Saturday, July 16, 2022



On Friday, July 15th we lost our beloved mascot, Chip. 

Our hearts are broken but we have the most wonderful memories of our sweet, lovable and oh so gentle big boy. He came to Edwards as a pup and everyone who met him instantly fell in love with him. 
His soft, brown eyes would melt your heart in a moment; he will be missed by all.

Chip had been treated for, and was doing well in his recovery from recent intestinal and stomach issues. He could not have received any better or kinder care.

On Friday, he took a sudden turn for the worst and was rushed to the vet who then referred us to the emergency vet.

We are forever grateful for the tremendous efforts of Dr. Carlos and his assistant, J.C. at Veterinary Center of Parker and of Sarah at VetERinary Specialist of the Rockies to save him. The entire staff at both were incredibly supportive and we couldn't give them any higher praise.

Sunday, May 29, 2022

llama sheer

 Thanks to Rockwood llamas with judy and kurk to get are llamas so nicely sheered. All volunteers were great help Hailey learned how to give shots.

Woodie Dowdy C2E

Challenge to Excellence school has been such a great supporter of the Edwards Foundation. This spring they had a fundraiser for us and the students could donate money and wear an outfit of there own choosing. They collected a hefty sum made up of nickels, dimes, dollars, and even quarters. This bag weighed almost 50 pounds, When we took it to the bank, they put it in a big machine to count.  It took almost forever. The grand total ended up being $1,988.70   Thank all of you for your generous donations. 

Standing in front of the hay that was paid for in most part by the money collected from C2E. Ms. Chapman and her crew are awesome.  And after their visit, another envelope containing $48 was found!  

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Avian Bird Flu


Edwards foundation will no longer be accepting birds, chickens, or ducks due to the bird flu.

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Duck Babysitting Ducklings

 Here are many new little duckling.  Many people buy ducks chicks and bunnies in the spring time without the proper time, energy, space, and facilities. When people do that they soon want to get rid of them so we end up with them here. Instead of getting a duck go get a chocolate duck. 

Friday, May 20, 2022

Hay delivery

This good helper, Carina, at Edwards Foundation getting the Hay shed ready for hay delivery.

Thanks to Rod Denning of Hitch N Post hay for delivery and stacking!

Delivery on time to get all stored before our spring storm.  Thanks to the team that made all this possible, Scott, Jayden and Paige.