More Than a Rescue
Every Creature Counts (ECC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit rescue organization located in Ft Lupton, CO, has the motto “We who reach to help another creature hold the heart of humanity in our hands.” They were founded in 1992 by a couple with deep reverence for animals. ECC quickly grew to its current non-profit status in order to obtain funding and donations. That funding has helped them expand their efforts to meet the needs of homeless pets today.
ECC is truly a no-kill rescue providing life long care to any dog or cat that comes to them. They take animals from municipal shelters, animal control, puppy mills or even transfers from other rescues around the U.S. This aids in getting pets out of high euthanasia states and giving them a chance at being re-homed.
This is no ordinary rescue; Every Creature Counts runs its own vet clinic. ECC started with a mobile clinic in 2002 then found a permanent location in 2008. They offer low cost spay & neuters as well as dentistry, microchips and vaccinations. Spay and neutering is ECC’s foremost focus and in 2010, their clinic spayed or neutered close to 8,500 dogs and cats. The clinic is staffed 7 days a week at their Ft Lupton location.
As with any rescue organization, volunteers are the heart and soul. Volunteer options range from assisting at the spay/neuter clinic to facility maintenance or legislative watch duties. In addition to volunteering on site, they also maintain a large foster program. Foster homes may take a pet recovering from illness, a pet needing more socialization or a whole litter of kittens in need!
You can find Every Creature Counts animals up for adoption at various local PetsMart locations throughout the metro area and Longmont including special weekend events. At any given time ECC has over 100 dogs and 200 cats in their care.
We applaud their efforts and thank all the volunteers and staff who work tirelessly to ensure the health, happiness and well-being of the animals in their care.
Visit their booth and adoptable dogs at Zoom Room Longmont’s Responsible Dog Ownership Day on September 17th from noon to 5pm.