THORNTON, Colo. — It wasn't all that long ago we saw Chris, a young rescue dog, running down the road to recovery.
"He’s doing amazing. He's well socialized, well balanced, healthy, his fur is all grown back. He looks like a totally different dog," says Angela Cerci.
When Cerci, founder of Rezdawg Rescue, first found Chris in Arizona she said it was one of the worst cases of mange she or anyone at Rezdawg Rescue has ever seen.
For a dog like Chris, recovery isn't easy, it's not quick, and it's certainly not cheap. By the end of November, Rezdawg Rescue's funds were running low, and donations were down 40%.
"Having donations be down that much at that point in time was definitely concerning," Cerci continues, "definitely very concerning saying OK do we have to scale down on the animals."
The rescue still goes down to the Four Corners each week.
"The other day we just found puppies in a cave in Arizona. Someone was able to dig them out and bring them up," Cerci said of their recent rescue.
Rezdawg Rescue can now continue those efforts because of you, our Denver7 viewers. Through the Denver7 Gives fund, donations of $3,150 came in for the animal rescue. As we found out, your generosity continued to pour in right to Rezdawg immediately after our story aired. Cerci says she received about "about $50,000" after our story aired. Money that will go towards helping so many more animals like Chris in the future.
"Almost daily tears in my eyes just from this news clip. The generosity and the little tidbits and stories people shared with their donations have been just amazing. There’s so much good left in the world and it was just like we are pretty blessed," Cerci tells Denver7.
If you'd like to apply to adopt Chris click here.