We have a rare opportunity to acquire a property adjacent to our shelter in downtown Denver; doing so would substantially expand the number of homeless cats we can accept. We've started a YouCaring campaign to raise funds, and we need your help!

We have raised around $235,000 but need another $100,000 in the next 60 days to make this purchase. 

As you know, we give animals - including the injured, abandoned, and abused - a "second chance at life." Please help us make this mission come true for even more precious animals. 

We are so thankful for your willingness to support this important cause. To donate, please click here; the link will take you to our YouCaring donation page. Or, if you prefer, checks are welcome; please mail to Nanci Suro, Executive Director, MaxFund, 720 W. 10th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204. You can also donate by credit card here (pick "Basic Donation") or via Paypal here. If using a check, credit card, or Paypal, please make sure to note that your donation is for our Capital Campaign. THANK YOU SO MUCH for being a partner in MaxFund's no-kill mission!


MaxFund is a proud participant in the CFC (Combined Federal Campaign) campaign for charitable giving by federal employees, and we want to take a moment to say "THANK YOU" to everyone in the federal sector for your continued support!

Our CFC Charity Number is 36922.

MaxFund is proud to be a CFC charity that has been screened diligently by CFC volunteers for compliance with CFC's rigorous public accountability and other standards. You can be assured that every dollar donated to MaxFund is used wisely for the benefit of the dogs and cats who make their way to MaxFund! We're also a Charity Navigator 4-Star rated charity.

As a true no-kill animal shelter, we don't "pre-sort" animals into "adoptable" and "unadoptable" categories. We have found that there is a loving home for virtually EVERY homeless dog or cat. Our core mission is to take in injured strays, provide them the medical care they need, and find them great forever homes. As you can imagine, fulfilling this mission means that our medical costs greatly exceed those of most animal shelters. We could not help these deserving dogs and cats without YOUR help.

We take in animals from all over Colorado. When space allows, we take in transports from surrounding states as well. Our community services include a low-cost spay/neuter program that operates statewide, free adoptions for veterans, and low-income food and litter assistance. Often, animals are relinquished to us in a dire state: unvaccinated puppies with Parvo; newborn motherless kittens; dogs with a torn ACL; dogs and cats with out-of-control diabetes; dogs suffering from back leg paralysis; and the list goes on and on. We take in these animals as we are able, and give them a second chance at a healthy and happy future, thanks to generous community support.

Here are just some of the services that your dollars allow us to provide: 

$100 = Exam, neutering, vaccinations, deworming and chipping for 4 HEALTHY male cats. 
$200 = Exam, spaying, vaccinations, deworming and chipping for 4 HEALTHY female cats. 
$300 = Exam, neutering, vaccinations, deworming and chipping for 4 HEALTHY male dogs.  
$400 = Exam, spaying, vaccinations, deworming and chipping for 4 HEALTHY female dogs.  
$500 = Consult with cardiologist, blood work and echocardiogram for an animal with heart issues. 
$400-$600 = Internal medicine consult, testing, blood work and ultrasound. 
$1200-$1500 = Consult, cultures and x-rays at CSU (Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Fort Collins) for cases that needed specialty consulting and care.   
$1495-$1550 = TPLO orthopedic surgery for a torn ACL.  
$1625 = A MONTH for needed diagnostics from the lab.   
$2000-$3900 = Parvo (life threatening virus) care for ONE puppy requiring hospitalization.

As the CFC campaign gets under way, please contact us if you'd like more information. Our people can come to your events, fairs, and other speaking opportunities to tell you more about MaxFund and to share with you some of the stories of the dogs and cats you've helped. Again, thank you for your support!


OLIVIA: A Good Girl in Need of a Good Home




Note: Olivia is almost 10 years old, and has been at MaxFund for nearly three years. She's a beautiful Shepherd-Rottweiler mix who's in her golden years and deserves a life in a loving home. She is adored by the staff and volunteers, who are sad to see the days and months tick by for her. She endured some heartbreaking abuse before she came to MaxFund, so she's cautious with new people. But once she knows you're OK, she is a sweet and loving girl. If you think you might have room in your home and heart for Olivia, please contact MaxFund. She's available for adoption or fostering; as a foster dog, her medical needs, should they arise, will be taken care of by MaxFund. Here's her bio:

Imagine a life with me, Olivia. We could be great pals if you give me the chance!

Here's what I think would be awesome: a walk or two a day, me strolling with you, sniffing and enjoying all the good scents in the air and on the ground, maybe a romp in a yard, me rolling in grass, leaves or snow (depending on the season, of course,) a stuffed or squeaky toy, an occasional meaty treat, and a soft bed or blanket to snuggle on for snoozing. After we have gained each other's love and respect, you may enjoy a good belly rub (of my belly, that is...). Ah, life could be so sweet!

I think I could be fine sharing a home with another calm, easygoing, gentle dog. I have enjoyed walks with some other well-mannered dogs from time to time. I sit nicely on command (especially for treats!) And I am super-ready to be by your side, to be a loyal and loving companion forever!

So please ask to see me, Olivia!


First of all, from everykitty and everydoggie at MaxFund, THANK YOU, Purina Cat Chow, for your GENEROUS contribution to the renovation of the MaxFund Wellness Center, for the AMAZING work by your volunteers to help complete the renovation, for the UPLIFTING appearance by the lovely and talented Mandy Moore, and for a GREAT block party to celebrate the completed renovation!! The shelter cats' lives have been and will continue to be ENRICHED by your work in BUILDING BETTER LIVES!!

The MaxFund Wellness Center was the site of a huge effort by Purina Cat Chow volunteers on July 11 and 12, 2014. On Friday, July 11, nearly 20 people from around the country, primarily Missouri, Texas, and Georgia, as well as the Denver metro area, came prepared to work in 95 degree temperatures to put the finishing touches on the renovation of the Wellness Center.

Purina Cat Chow’s “Building Better Lives” campaign provided a generous grant to MaxFund for the work, which has been going on for the last few months. MaxFund was one of only three shelters nationwide to receive this grant.

Celebrity actress-singer-songwriter Mandy Moore came to MaxFund to assist the volunteers’ efforts on July 11. Ms. Moore is well-known for her animal advocacy, and has four shelter cats and two shelter dogs in her own family. She talks about her commitment to animal welcare in this interview with 9 News that took place the morning of July 11.

The volunteers put in an impressive effort, working from 9:00 a.m. to past 3:00 p.m., when thunder clouds finally rolled in and put an end to their work day. A construction manager at the site was heard to observe that it was because of the volunteers that the final push to completion was successful! Everyone at MaxFund is so grateful to the volunteers and all the kind folks at Purina Cat Chow.

And if Friday's efforts weren't enough, most of the Purina volunteers stayed on Saturday to help MaxFund put on a block party that was enjoyed by humans, canines, and even some felines! Gearheart displayed its mastery of power rock hits throughout the day. Tinker's Evolution served its amazing grilled burritos. Capt'n Crabby's crab-filled creations were crazy-good! And Corner of Gourmet truly lived up to its "gourmet" billing. Jagged Mountain Brewery satisfied the beer drinkers with its distinctive craft beer, which is indeed enjoyable in any setting! Several vendors were present with some cool pet-related merchandise and services.

One of MaxFund's staffers was heard to observe that Purina's corps of volunteers are second to none, other than MaxFund's own great volunteers! That's high praise indeed! We are so grateful to everyone at Purina for the the opportunity to partner with you in "Building Better Lives" for MaxFund's cats through rescue, nutrition, and adoption. Thanks to ALL who participated.