Little boy reading to Augie the goat

June is upon us and we are still catching our breath from a very happy, busy May! We had a fantastic turn out for our three separate school field trips and everyone, including the animals, had a wonderful time. We are so thankful to the volunteers who helped make these days so successful, and to the teachers, parents, and children who gave us their time and attentiveness. The children participated in a variety of interactive activities while here including learning about recycling with some hands on exercises, grooming the animals, reading to the animals (one of the animals favorite parts), and more. We made a lot of new friends and hopefully the children will continue to build on what they learned about the animals and recycling while they were here.

This month we are gearing up for our inaugural “Our Sustainable World Film Festival” that will be taking place Sunday, July 24 at 1:15 PM- 10 PM at The Oriental Theater in Denver. Through June 16 (or while supplies last) we will have a limited number of Film Festival t-shirts for sale. They feature our unspoken team mascot on the front, Bodhi! The artwork is from local artists here in Colorado and proceeds will go to Project:Thrive. There are a variety of colors to choose from and only a limited time to order, so hurry and get yours today! You will be the talk of the town in this one of a kind wearable piece of artwork all while promoting a wonderful cause. We hope you will also be able to join us for the festival in July; you can even wear your shirt! Bodhi would be quite proud. For more information and to purchase your shirt please go to:

We have another event coming up in early July that we are all a MOO about. Pet Painting for Project Thrive will take place July 14th from 6 PM – 9:30 PM at Lil’ Angel, 1014 S. Gaylord Street, Denver, CO 80209. Come paint a picture of your favorite pet, or even one of the furry members of Project:Thrive, while sipping on wine and munching on yummy snacks in great company! Call Lil’ Angel (303-777-0224) to sign up today! When registering, please use code: Project Thrive. A deposit of $10 will be due at the time of registration with $50 due at the event (total cost is $60.00). Bring a photo of the pet you would like to paint. Draw and paint instructions, all supplies, snacks, and wine will be provided. Space is very limited. This event is brought to you by the generosity of: Lil’ Angel Pet Boutique and Gallery ( ) and Muddy Paws Bath House ( ).

Our animal spotlight this month is on Augie the Goat! He is such a character. When visitors come by he is one of the first to the gate to say hello. Once you make your way onto the pasture you can count on many nuzzles from this silly little guy. He is a people “person” and he just loves attention. Give him some cuddles and you have a lifelong friend. Augie loves to explore and can be found in some pretty bizarre places, including curled up snoozing in the feed tray (to the surprise of his brothers and sisters). Augie is similar to that one friend we all have who has the best sense of humor and can always find a way to make you smile. Augie is pictured above during a reading session with one of the students from our recent field trips and he loves being read to! Thank you Augie for being the class clown and for always bringing us a smile or two, or three.

Have you ever thought you might want to be a part of what Project:Thrive is doing but maybe you live too far away to volunteer? Maybe you have thought about contributing in some way but you aren’t sure how? Well, many of our sweet furry friends are still in need of monthly sponsors! For as little as $15/per month you can make an enormous difference in the lives of these animals. Every penny of your monthly donation goes towards fulfilling the needs of your animal of choice. It is a fun and inexpensive way to know you are making a compassionate difference in the life of one of these sweet souls. Perhaps you have a great sense of humor and you can identify with Augie the goat! He would love to have you as a sponsor! Whichever animal speaks to you, there is an opportunity for sponsorship (sponsorship amounts vary by animal). To read about the animals we have available for sponsorship and to sign up today for monthly donations please go to our Sponsor a Rescue Page.

As always, we appreciate you all for your continued support and kindness. Thank you for continuing to spread the word about Project: Thrive and for making us a part of your world.

With gratitude, Project: Thrive