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.
 


 Elizabeth says " Good Morning,  How much snow is predicted?"

Pretty Polly.

Pretty Polly, and her bff buttons were adopted ten years ago to a wonderful family in Elizabeth. Then sadly buttons passed away and Polly was lonely so her owners decided to return her here to reunite with her goat friends. Come visit her she loves attention and of course  treats.
 

Lessons in caring for each other.


Something about these two horses teach us a lesson in kindness', dealer is a 22 year-old Missouri fox trotter who has lost one eye to cancer. His good friend Hercules a 19 year-old draft cross, spends time following the principal of you scratch my back, I  scratch yours that's what friends are for. We can learn so much about kindness from watching the animals.
 

Red, White, and Blue.




Lynda is so glad that volunteer Vivian will have time to come back and help with our animals. We giggled because Vivian has red hair and Lynda has white and blue hair. Looking forward to summer and giggles with are volunteers. 
 

Volunteer Zoey


 This is one of are wonderful volunteer. She helps us every time she's not on vacation, or playing sports, or doing school. Here she is giving extra attention to Daisy, are spoiled dogglet Daisy. We love volunteers who love to come love are animals.

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Current Events at Edwards


       
       
This is our volunteer Zoey. She has a cat in the hat. He was immediately placed in foster care, when old enough will get neutered. 






       

This is Quicker and Speedy. They came to us when there owner could no longer keep them. They are anxiously awaiting for spring, and there grown up feathers. so they can be with the other ducks and swim in there pond. 




these two volunteers Ben and Jeremy came to us and set up this beautiful owl sculpture to scare away those pesky pigeons.

                              Spring is here, JJ's beard is growing very long and his male side is very proud. His female side loves special attention and ear scratches. 

 
Quakers and Speedy are enjoying the sunshine and grass on those species times when the weather is perfect.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Sophie's Generous Donation!

 

Sophie and her mom came to walk Roo and present our foundation with her earnings. Lea the goat joins them on their walk. Sophie's donation is much appreciated! 












This is Sophie, she wanted to help our animals. She goes to Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning. She took a class called Service Learning Project in which she made pillows, key chains, and did bead work to sell. She raised almost 300 dollars to donate to us for our animal care.  

Friday, February 4, 2022

 

We felt this message was important enough to pass on, no matter where

you live in Colorado.


 

Colorado pet owners need to protect their pets from extreme temperatures 

this week.

Author: Alexander Kirk

Published: 12:41 PM MST February 1, 2022


DENVER — Snow will fall for more than 24 hours along the Front Range as two cold fronts hit Colorado.

In addition to the snow, Arctic-cold temperatures will move into Colorado and will plummet below zero in Denver and across much of Colorado into Thursday morning.

Denver Animal Protection issued a stern warning for residents to take the proper precautions to protect their pets from the elements. The best way to protect pets from extreme temperatures is to avoid long-term outdoor exposure. 

Denver Animal Protection said if pets must be outside for longer durations, Denver city ordinance requires that pets have adequate outdoor shelter such as a doghouse, porch area or a similar structure that allows the animal to escape the elements. Further insulating the shelter or adding a “doggie door” to a garage or covered area adds another layer of protection from the cold.

Failure to protect animals from the cold could be deadly for pets and, for owners, lead to a Cruelty to Animals or Animal Neglect charge, up to a $999 fine and/or a year in jail for the owner.

Denver Animal Protect also reminds drivers to bang on their hoods before driving because stray cats often look for refuge in warm engines.

The Denver Dumb Friends League offered the following tips for pet safety as it gets colder:

 

· Never leave a pet alone in a car during cold weather. A car can act as a refrigerator, holding in the cold and causing the animal to freeze to death.

· If there are outdoor cats in your area, bang loudly on your car hood or honk the horn before starting the engine. In their search to stay warm, outdoor cats often take refuge next to a warm car engine or tire.

 

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Did you know your shopping could help support our animals?


     All you have to do is register your loyalty card in the Community Rewards Program on the King Soopers web site:

        1. Visit www.kingsoopers.com and log into your existing account and search for Edwards Animals (Organization #VA051) in the Community Rewards link.
        2.  In the "My Account" link, click "Enroll"

    Each time you swipe or use your loyalty card, a portion of the amount spent is rewarded to the Edwards Foundation for Rescued Animals.  Our animals appreciate all your efforts to keep them taken care of throughout the year.


Monday, January 31, 2022

 

This very handsome 5 year-old Nigerian Dwarf is in search of an ideal home.  If you know anyone interested in learning more about rescuing hime, reach out to us here at the Edwards Foundation.



Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Honey's Memory Plaque (Thanks Awards With More!)

 

Thank you so very much to Awards With More located in Castle Rock, CO for making us our 7th plaque of this season, this one in particular in remembrance of our sweet goat Honey. They have continuously helped us with memory plaques for our beautiful animals. Hopefully this coming solstice will bring more light to you, me and all of us.

Monday, January 17, 2022

Chicken Doctors (Bumblefoot)

 

In this picture is James comforting one of our beautiful little hens who unfortunately got herself a case of bumble foot.

This is what bumblefoot looks like, bumblefoot is a common infection that can occur when a chicken gets a cut on or around its foot and needs to be taken care of immediately to avoid further pain, discomfort and possible permanent  damage.

These are our "certified" chicken doctors, Jenny (left) and Mimi (right), who specialize in getting rid of the nasty bumblefoot and nursing our lovely chickens back to health with gentle care and a smile!

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Happy Birthday Dan !!

Us here at Edwards Rescue Foundation would like to wish one of our all time greatest and most helpful volunteers, Dan, a happy birthday! Dan can handle any task you throw at him whether its fixing a door with his carpentry skills or taking care of our energetic animals. Dan and his wife Dorothy have traveled the world helping others and even in their 80 years of age are still giving the shirt off of their backs. Happiest of birthdays to you Dan! Sorry its a couple weeks late!

 

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Hercules' Huge Snow Angel

 

This giant crater was created by the mighty Hercules during one of the recent snow storms. Hercules absolutely loves the snow and sometimes just can't help himself but to roll around and make beautiful, gigantic snow angels.

Who Said Man is a Dogs Best Friend?


This is Ramsey. Ramsey has one very important and special chore when she comes to Edwards Rescue Foundation, and that chore is pamper and spoil Miss Daisy which she is absolutely amazing at! In the top picture you can see Ramsey covered in fur from giving Miss Daisy a bath and fresh haircut. Daisy thanks you Ramsey!
 

Zero Degree Cold Crew

 

No amount of snow or cold can detour our courageous and strong willed Cold Crew. We cannot thank you 3 enough for coming and doing chores especially when the weather makes nobody want to step a foot outside. (Appearing from left to right Zoe holding Daisy, John, and Jessi.)

Care and Community Helpers

 

This is Jamie. Jamie has been coming to Edwards Rescue Foundation for about 10 years now. He is one of our best problem solvers and never fails to help out when and where ever he can. Thanks Jamie!


Here we have Jeff, giving special attention by brushing one of our lazy, sunbathing goats, Bucky, as Rudy the rooster supervises.

A BIG thank you to our proud trio of pooper scoopers (appearing from left to right Jeff, Elijah, and Eddie) who always do a stellar job at cleaning up the yard. We are so grateful for all of their contributions.



Monday, January 10, 2022

 


2021 was a challenging year with our animals.  Thanks to "Awards With More", we now have a beautiful plaque for the barn in memoriam of our sweet animals.