Feb 20, 2014 7:53 PM by Leah Kraus

Rescue Rover saves lives

Homeless animals across the state are being helped, thanks to a brand new vehicle called the "Rescue Rover." It was made possible by a $100,000 grant from the Animal Assistance Foundation.

Thursday afternoon it rolled into the Pikes Peak Humane Society from Trinidad carrying about 15 animals.

They're being brought to the Humane Society from shelters in rural areas with the hope that more people will see them, and hopefully, adopt them.

"Some of these rural communities have so few resources and these animals are at risk for being euthanized," says Jan McHugh-Smith, CEO of the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region. "We really want to work together to raise the live release rate for the state of colorado."

The van is outfitted with custom built kennels designed to keep the animals safe on their journey.

The Rescue Rover will pick up about 1,200 pets every year.



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