Over $100,000 raised to help pet owners affected by the Marshall Fire in Colorado

Over $100,000 has been raised for the Humane Society of Boulder Valley’s efforts to support local pet owners affected by the recent and extremely destructive Marshall Fire in Colorado.

Powered by a 9NEWS Denver segment called ‘Word of Thanks’ (part of The Kyle Clark Show), the donation push has already received donations from 2,745 supporters, totaling $118,446 toward a goal of $100,000, as of 1:30 p.m. Jan. 13.

“Let’s cover pet adoption costs when these families are ready again and fund pet boarding costs for displaced families.” You donated $70,000 in 30 minutes,” Clark wrote on Twitter. His post of the link was retweeted more than 200 times.

According to the Boulder County Humane Society, a $5 donation can provide food and pet supplies to an impacted community member, a $25 donation can help reunite owners with their pets through the support of organization’s “lost and found” services, a $50 donation can help provide full medical care and shelter for an animal in need, and a $100 donation can help cover adoption costs for those who lost a pet in the fire.

“When they’re ready, we’ll be there for them,” the Humane Society says of helping families who lost pets in the fire find new pets to invite into their homes.

According to the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, they have already helped reunite 50 animals with their families.

Those interested in donating to this cause can do so here.

The Marshall Fire ignited in dangerous conditions in late December, causing widespread damage in the cities of Louisville and Superior. More than 1,000 homes were destroyed as residents rushed to escape.

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