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Available for Adoption! at Castle Rock’s Buddy Center
For information, visit dd .org (303) 751-5772 Working to
Care for Horses
during COVID
Over the past few months, COVID-19 affected so much of our daily lives. Everything from how we shop to how we meet friends (or not as the case may be) to how students go to school changed. One thing that has remained relatively normal has been operations at the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center. Let’s face it, with 168 acres social distancing is easier ... so much easier!
Since the Harmony Equine Center opened in 2012, staff has cared for, trained, rehabilitated and adopted horses, ponies, donkeys and mules who have been removed by law enforcement authorities or surrendered by owners, giving every animal its best chance to  nd a forever home. And, that has not changed since the pandemic began.
While there has been little direct impact to the way Harmony operates – meaning, issues with food supplies, changes to investigations, shifts in adoptions process – that doesn’t mean it has been business as usual.
One of the biggest challenges at Harmony was when the Safer at Home order went into effect, and volunteers throughout the League who were over the age of 65 were required to stay home. Some of our most dedicated volunteers fell within this group. To  ll in the gap, staff from other parts of the League were reassigned to help with the care of horses and the facility’s maintenance, which is no small feat – especially when your equine knowledge is how shall we
Gracie is a beautiful and affectionate 9-year-old blue cream cat. She loves to be pet and has a playful personality. Gracie is looking for a home  lled with sunny windows and lots of cuddle time.
Haru is a handsome, 7-year-old brown tabby is an affectionate cat who also enjoys his alone time soaking up the sunny in cozy window beds in a home with children over the age of 10.
Kovu is a 2-year-old Chinese Sharpei mix. This affectionate dog was reported to be house trained and crate trained in his previous home and his active personality would do well with an adventurous owner.
Blu is a 3-year-old Labrador retriever mix. He is a gentle and affectionate dog who can be shy when  rst meeting new people. Blu would do best in a quiet home where his loving personality can shine.
Located at
Equine Center
in Franktown, open to the public Friday – Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (except for major holidays).
BUCK (A0805518)
Buck is a friendly and loveable gelding.
Buck has been advancing in the Harmony Equine Center training program and would do well with an experienced rider at this time. Buck is up to date
on farrier, dental, vaccinations, and deworming.
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