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In 2012

In 2012 - Life is Better had the unique distinction of saving the most number of lives as a rescue organization from Denver Animal Shelter. We value our partnership with them and the benefit it brings the community to reduce the number of animals in the municipal environment. Please always remember to consider adoption when you are looking for a new pet!

Love for Life Event & Wishbone's Wish

Our 3rd Annual Love for Life was a resounding success. Thanks to everyone that helped us reach out goals, either by contributing to Wishbone's Wish or directly at the event itself. Because of your support, we were able to surpass our fundraising expectations - which means more animal lives saved. We could not have been able to pull off the evening without our fabulous volunteers, our generous donors, our supportive network and our hard working leads. Our gratitude to all those that played a part. Life is better, because of you!

View more photos of the event.


161 Cats Rescued

Thanks to the following rescue organizations that helped save over 150 cats from a single situation in one day. Watch the news story here.


If you would like to donate to Life is Better to help offset the cost of this massive undertaking, you may do so with the PayPal button below.

In Memory of Karen Klimper

Karen Klimper

Karen Klimper lived with her husband Paul in the Lakewood area with their two pugs, Ming and Casi. Karen and Paul didn't have any children together; Karen always said that she was a better "mom" to her dogs than she would have been to kids. She was definitely a wonderful animal mom. Karen loved all "critters" but her main love was for dogs. Karen had a real desire to foster puppies until they could find their forever home. In March Karen and Paul fostered Frankie, a small male Yorkie. We have laughed ... Karen fostered Frankie; Paul did all the work. Karen was diagnosed with brain tumors in April; she left us in August 2012. She wanted to continue fostering dogs and volunteer with Life Is Better Rescue.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations be made to Life Is Better Rescue in Karen's memory.

Thank You Bel-Rea

The staff and students of the Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology joined forces this holiday season to gather donations for Life is Better Rescue. With the help of local Denver pet stores (Sixth Avenue Pet Source, B&B for D.O.G., and Chewy's Bonetique), the Bel-Rea family helped collect hundreds of pounds of dog and cat food, cat litter, leashes and collars, blankets and sheets, dog and cat toys, and many more much needed supplies. Words cannot express our gratitude to these local pet stores, Bel-Rea, and all individuals involved in the community. We are awestruck by your hard work and your generosity. Thank you for your support, and for joining us in our mission to make life better for all creatures great and small.

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Happy Birthday Maddie!

Maddie and her family adopted a Life is Better Rescue dog - now named Pearl, earlier this year. In what we can only call a very adult gesture from a very young child, Maddie decided to forgo birthday presents and instead collected donations and supplies for the animals for her 6th birthday. She and her generous gift givers managed to bring in over $200 and various things like food and toys. Maddie inspires us because of her generosity, and her selfless giving - no less at such a young age. Thanks to Maddie and her family for the birthday gifts, but also for giving the greatest gift, a wonderful forever family for Pearl to love.

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