In mid-2000 a group of caring and dedicated volunteers formally organized a quality animal welfare organization which would fill a special niche—to help abandoned pets find good homes, assist low income families with spay/neuter costs as well as other medical costs, and form a strong foster program in which abandoned animals are sheltered, loved and socialized until they are placed in permanent homes. They called this new organization The Good Samaritan Pet Adoption Center, Inc. or Good Sam Animal Rescue.
Our mission is to promote healthy relationships between people and their pets. We strive to prevent animal abuse and abandonment and provide resources and support services to fulfill these goals.
We are a 501(c) 3 non-profit animal rescue organization that provides a “shelter alternative” for homeless animals throughout Colorado. We offer a wide range of programs and services to help accomplish our mission.
We are not supported by taxes. All funding comes from donations from the public, and from fund raising activities. We do not make money from adoption fees. Adoption fees do NOT cover even the cost of advertising the pet, let alone vet care, etc. Because we must raise our own funds to operate we depend upon the Denver Metro community for contributions and for volunteer assistance.
We are a non-profit organization, recognized for tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service. Our tax-exempt number is 84-1535584. If you are contemplating donating to us you may use this number.
We are a shelter alternative. We rescue animals, provide them with necessary medical care and foster them in private homes.
We provide support to our community through our volunteer run animal rescue hotline which is operated Tuesday – Saturday from 9am to 6pm.
We assist financially with the spaying/neutering of pets, and we educate pet owners about this option whenever possible.
Good Sam Fund
We offer financial assistance for veterinary procedures and check ups to qualified pet owners. To learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pet Owner Education
We educate our pet’s humans whenever possible about the proper care of their pets.
Pet Owner Tips & Tricks
We are a source for information on pet behavior problems (but do not consider ourselves a replacement for a veterinarian, of course!).