Rescue Dogs & Cats

Colorado State Pets

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BFF dog and cat

BFF dog and cat; photo by Dimas Streich on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Official State Pets of Colorado

Colorado designated  shelter and rescue dogs and cats as the official state pets in 2013 (Tennessee, Colorado, and Georgia also recognize rescued dogs and cats as state symbols). All State Dogs & Cats

Currently there are around eight million abandoned pets living in animal shelters in the United States and three to four million of these dogs and cats are euthanized every year.

Colorado

Images

Dog and cat take a nap; photo by Roger H. Goun on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Cat and dog nap together

Dog and cat buddies; photo by Elisa B. on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike / no derivative works).

Dog and cat buddies

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Shelter dog photo by Heather Wizell on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Shelter dog

Videos

If this video about a shelter dog doesn't move you, check your pulse!