Hive Paonia Member Spotlight: Angela Cerci

By April 9, 2015FEATURED MEMBERS

IMG_1294-001Thanks to Angela Cerci, many dogs and cats reside in safe and happy homes in the North Fork Valley and many parts of Colorado.

Since 2010, she has been rescuing dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens from American Indian reservations and overcrowded shelters in the Four Corners region of the U.S. and bringing them to their forever homes in Colorado.

She started RezDawg Rescue, a nonprofit that facilitates the fostering and relocation of these animals, in 2012. Since then,Angela and her team of 20+ volunteers have saved the lives of, transported, and relocated over 2,000 animals to partner organizations and helped families adopt 450+ dogs and cats. Unlike many adoption programs, RezDawg provides relocation services, foster and adoption programs, as well as spay and neuter services to target areas on the Reservations in New Mexico. RezDawg also collects donations of pet supplies, such as food, dog houses, collars, old blankets and linens from Colorado communities and delivers them down to the reservation communities and foster families who are most in need of food and supplies support.

Angela first came to the North Fork in 2012 from Boulder with her partner and Hive Member Chris Faison who was searching for a place to start his organic food dehydration business. They settled into living in the valley 5 months ago. Almost instantly, puppies started showing up in front of the Hive and seducing the coworking colony with their cuddly cuteness. Angela’s home was full of doggie distractions, so she joined the Hive to have a pet-less place to work and focus.

Bee-ing a part of the Hive has givenAngela a supportive community to network and share ideas with, as well as provided the space to focus and strengthen RezDawg’s mission: providing animal welfare support to the communities and shelters faced with the stray dog epidemic.

Angela has pets that are seeking the perfect humans to spend their days with. If you’ve been thinking about adopting a dog, puppy, cat, or kitten, visit http://www.rezdawgrescue.org/ to learn more or email angela@rezdawgrescue.org . You can see photos of pets currently up for adoption on RezDawg facebook.

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