GOT STUFF? WE NEED YOUR STUFF!!

Puttin' on the Max (our gala fundraiser) is coming November 5, 2016, and we need your stuff! We're looking for businesses and individuals to donate items of value to include in our silent auction; please see below for the kinds of items we're seeking. Stop by the Cat Shelter, 720 W. 10th Avenue in Denver and drop your items off, or we'd be happy to pick them up. Please call and ask for Karen, MaxFund's Events Coordinator, at 720-266-6081 for more information and help. Thank you for helping to make Puttin' on the Max a big success!

If you're a business, please consider donating some of your goods or gift cards/gift certificates! We'd be happy to include your flyers, business cards, or coupons in our participants' goodie bags. We're particularly interested in items like these:
**Restaurant gift cards and gift certificates
**Lodging gift certificates
**Travel gift certificates
**Other gift cards and gift certificates
**Wine and wine accessories
**Fine art
**Jewelry
**Kitchenware and cookware
**Gift baskets with an assortment of your goods. 
**Candy, chocolate, and other (nonperisable) treats
**Pet accessories
**Service gift certificates, such as photography, massage, spa, hair, nails, etc.
**Other items with a minimum value of $25

We're still welcoming sponsors for Puttin' on the Max, too! There are sponsorship levels to fit the budget of every business. Please call Nanci Suro at 720-266-6081 to learn more about the benefits of sponsorship.

Are you an individual? Do you have the following items? If so, we can use them! 
**Unused, unexpired gift cards and gift certificates of all kinds
**Theater, sporting event, and concert tickets (for events occurring after November 5, please!) Got Bronco tix? We'd love it if you'd donate some!
**Artwork, especialy pet-themed
**Handcrafted items like blankets, jewelry, scarves, etc.
**Other items with a minimum value of $25

THANK YOU for contributing to the success of our biggest annual event. Hope to see you there; registration details will be posted soon!

REST IN PEACE, MOLLY-DHARMA

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Molly-Dharma is one of MaxFund's most special rescue stories. (Her story is told here.) After a rough start at MaxFund, she enjoyed 10 great years with her guardian, Kirk. Sadly, time took its toll on her mobility and her quality of life, and Kirk made the sad decision to let her go on Friday, August 19, 2016. Our condolences to Kirk, and to her other best friend Ken, for the loss of Molly. We hope that both of you will take comfort in knowing that you gave her the best life a dog could possibly have.

Kirk wrote this message to let everyone know of Molly's passing:

I am sending this to all of you who have been a part of Molly's life over these last 10 years.  Whether she greeted you with a kiss or a snarl, you are the ones who have loved her in her amazing time on this earth. 
 
She has been an inspiration for so much and loved by so many, and an enormous blessing in my life, it saddens me more than I can say to tell you that her beloved trainer and lifelong friend Ken and I will be taking her to the vet this Friday morning to begin her next journey at the entrance to the Rainbow Bridge.
 
Many of you have come into my life as a direct result of my journey with this wonderful girl Molly-Dharma - in all of her incarnations, fearful, vulnerable, abandoned puppy at the shelter, fierce protector of her territory and her friends, loyal companion to me with such an amazing heart, a dreamer and a lover and a dragon and a Diva - no matter how she touched you you'll never forget the impression she made.  I am so blessed to have shared this unique girl with you all, and so blessed to have you all in my life as a result.
 
Molly's back legs have been deteriorating for a surprisingly long time, yet she has shown an enormous force of will and capacity to enjoy life, in her ever-shrinking scope of capability over the last two years.  As any of you who have had furry companions know, I really, really do not want to do this.  I struggle with what-ifs and if onlys.  I watch her enjoy interacting with her treasured little Chihuahua -Terrier friend Ellie, Cindi's dog and think, maybe a little longer.
 
But it is our job and duty to our companions to know when it is time, and they depend on us to carry them through - just as they have for us for all of their time with us.  I am as certain as I can be that her time has come.  I would invite anyone who wishes to pop in over the next three days and say hello to her.  Just give me a call.  Sorry I know that's not much notice but I've had a devil of a time getting my head right with this.
 
Molly says thank you all for helping to give her such a rich life, and thank you all for helping her to use her story to help so many for so long.
 
I love you all,
Kirk

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HUGE THANKS TO ALL WHO ATTENDED THE RUFF RIDERS MOTORCYCLE RUN AND BLOCK PARTY!!

 

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Well, the First Annual Ruff Riders Motorcycle Run and Block Party is in the rear view mirror, and it was a great success!! Thanks to all who participated in the run, attended the block party, worked/volunteered, and/or donated gifts!!

The weather was perfect for a run to Franktown, and continued to cooperate as the block party got under way. The musical stylings of Gearheart provided a rockin' soundtrack as people mingled, met MaxFund's dogs and cats, and waited eagerly to see if they won a fabulous door prize!

We plan to make Ruff Riders an annual event, and look forward to an even bigger and better ride in 2017!! Again, thanks to all who participated!

 

CHECK OUT OUR SPECIAL NEEDS DOGS AND CATS!

We've created new pages for our special needs dogs and cats! You can view them here and here.

"Special needs" dogs and cats may have medical issues that require special attention, like administering medicine. They may need a special diet. They may have physical infirmities, like vision impairments. They may just be elderly or, in the case of some cats, they may be shy due to a lack of early socialization. All need loving homes, though! Some are in foster homes and are seeking loving forever homes; others are seeking foster or forever homes.

Oftentimes, an animal's "special needs" are not all that daunting, so please don't be deterred by the terminology! Contact the MaxFund office, and we'll be happy to let you know what the scope of their needs is. For those dogs and cats needing foster homes, medical care, medications, and prescription diet food will be provided by the MaxFund Wellness Center.

If you're interested in fostering, please view our fostering page. You can download the fostering application there, too!

MAXFUND MEMBERSHIP DRIVE IS ON!

Inquiring dogs and cats want to know...have you signed up for or renewed your MaxFund membership yet? We hope so, because this month is MaxFund's Membership Drive month! Just go to the MaxFund membership page to sign up or renew...it's easy! We'll send you our monthly newsletter, “PawPrints,” which will keep you up-to-date on the latest MaxFund news. You can also receive a behind-the-scenes VIP tour of the MaxFund facilities during our Annual Christmas Open House. And, members at the Gold and Platinum levels receive a certificate for one free annual pet exam at MaxFund’s low cost veterinary clinic. So please support all present and future MaxFund dogs and cats by becoming a member today.

 

MaxFund Membership Levels:

$    15   Senior Citizen Level

$    25   Bronze/Individual Level

$    75   Silver/Family Level

$  250   Gold/VIP Level

$1000   Platinum/Corporate Level