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Legacy giving, sometimes generally referred to as “planned giving,” is a donation made by an individual through a will or other formal designation. These meaningful gifts ensure AATPC will be around for a very long time.  

Interested in recognizing Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado in your will? 
Contact Becki Taylor, Development Director, to discuss ways to make a lasting impact that is most meaningful to you. 
Email: or call 720-266-4444 x15

Legacy Donors

Jeff & Linda Craddock

Tami & Danny Lucero

Colorado Gives is a year-round giving platform for nonprofits

Donations can be made through Colorado Gives any time of the year. is a safe and trusted way to support nonprofits, and each organization's online profile is screened by Community First Foundation to ensure specific standards of transparency. AATPC is proud to be part of this program.

Click here to make a donation to AATPC through anytime of the year.

Colorado Gives Day is December 6, 2022

Colorado Gives Day is Tuesday, December 6, and features a $1.6 Million+ Incentive Fund. Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the fund, increasing impact and the value of every dollar donated. Colorado Gives Day has grown to be Colorado's largest one-day online giving event, raising more than $362 million since it began in 2010. Stay tuned for updates about Colorado's Day of Giving and our biggest fundraiser of the year. Thank you for helping us raise $24,000 in 2021!


2021 Colorado Gives Day Honorary Donations


In Honor or Memory of

Richard & Dee O'Neill In honor of Emily & Jeff Neulieb
Ellen Winston In honor of Sasha
Michelle Jungbauer In honor of Valerie Paget
Kista Brunkhorst In honor of Hannah W
Anonymous In honor of Henry Brinser
Lindsey Chadwick In honor of Bud and Joyce Cook
April Hoffman In honor of Hannah's birthday
Melissa Filter In honor of Michael Flack
Patricia Seno In honor of Erin Peterson who gives her heart to what she does
Jan Pruitt In honor of The Hangout Festival
Ester Kelen In honor of Esther Nio
Stephen Johnson Memorial Fund In memory of Mary Dallas Hetherington
Jena Requist In memory of Colleen Requist
Leah Browder In memory of Little Remy
Tracey Pierce In memory of June and Max
Wendy Brown In memory of Rose Durocher
Georgia Brown In memory of Rose Durocher
Karen Brasselero In memory of Freeda
Caree Cassidy In memory of Joyce Bock
Michelle Jungbauer In memory of Valerie Paget
Susan Kaplan In memory of Frenchie and Homer
James E Hetherington In memory of all the pets known and unknown.
Matt Marker In memory of Stanley Marker

 2021 Colorado Gives Day Donors

Thanks to your generosity, we raised over $24,000 for Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado!

MaryAnn Andrews

Tiffany Cardenas

Margaret Gaffney

Brenda Johnson

Andressa Marlan

Arnold and Linda
Reinstein Kaplan

Chuck Taylor

John Arman

Caree Cassidy

Janet Gallup

Sue Joseph

Laryssa Matvichuk

Jena Requist 

Don and Eileen

Cheryl Arnold

Lindsey Chadwick

Julia Gatten

Michelle Jungbauer

Cara McCallister

Martha Ridgway

Annarosa Tomasi

Nanci Asmus

Ira David Chadwick

Lesley Hetherington

Barbara Kane

Kathleen & Jeff McCrone

Jenna Robbert 

James Travis

Adrienne Auerbach

Kyle Chadwick

Jana Gravilla

Susan Kaplan

Vickie McFadden

Barbara Robbins 


Lex Baca

Greg Christensen

Silke Grimm

April Kater

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Leigh Roberts 

Laura Vetos

Sarah Bailey

Kelli Cote

Susan Grinnell

Ester Kelen

Mary Murphy

Kenneth Roberts 

Christine Warnert

Ashley Bailey

Linda Craddock

Carol Hack

Aaron Kendrick

Bonnie Nathanson

Pamela Rodgers 

Susan Wass

Beth Pierce Baker

Leonore Crews

Winn Halverhout

Chelsea Kettering

Kris Nelson

Aviva Rothschild 

Deborah Webb

Elizabeth C Basile

Amanda Crocker

Cole Hansen

Ethan Kirkwood

Modanna Newman

 Heather Rule

Lisa and Dan

Paula Belknap

Susan Crouse

Paul J Harenberg

Karoline Lambert

Candace Nolan

 David Ruskin

Alyssa Weidman

Toby V Bell

Lisa Dahl and
Lee Salem


Melanie Langer

Jose Nunez

 Jenn Sanchez

Joshua Wendler

Wendy Bigelson

Linda Davis

Lynn Harrison

Cheryl Larkin

Briana Ochiltree


Darlene Wertin

Kelsey Bishop

Laurie Davis

Carla Herman

Bridget Lathrop


Samantha Schreiner 


Alana Bissonnette


Therese E. Herzog


Richard & Dee O'Neill

Patricia Seno 

Marcia Williams


Mark S Dorn

James E Hetherington

Michaela Lathrop Miller

Tana Orman

Melissa Smith 

Mary Wilmot

Karen Brasselero


Lesley and Dallas

Patricia Latta

 M E O'Rourke

Suzanne Smith

Ellen Winston

Judy S. Brehmer

Debra Drenth

Kateri Hillis

Marcy Libeer

 William Oster

Dror Sneh 

Robyn Wisler

Leah Browder

Rita Dukes

William Hobbs

Jill Lichon

Russell Owens 

Sherin Spofford 

Lori Wolfe 

Wendy Brown

Cliff Durlacher

April Hoffman

Pamela Lockwood

Sylvia Owens 

 Deborah Spring

 Michael Worth

Georgia Brown

Jordan Eisel

Allie Hoffman

Elyse Lombardi

Mary Owens 

Karen Stackhouse 

Patricia L Zeggert 

Kista Brunkhorst

Janice L Ellis

Colleen Hope

Cynthia Lujan

Nalan Ozisik 

Brittany Stackhouse 

 Mary Zellner

Chelsey Burns

Renee Emeson

John Hornbostel

Arlene M Macdonald

 Terri Peterson

 Gary Stiefler

 Patricia Zishka


DeAnna Falbo 

 Lisa Isom

John MacKenzie 

 Tracey Pierce

Essential Investment
Partners LLC 


Interlocked, LLC

Melissa Filter

Jill Jagemann 

Jennifer Macy 

Bill Plummer 

Afsaneh Taheri 

Tri-County Auto Recovery 

Linda Cain

Chris Fisher

Jerry Jimenez 

 Scott Magnuson

Jill Polanycia 

 Elizabeth Taintor


Michelle Campbell

Shirley Friend 

Stephen Johnson
Memorial Fund 

Trish Manns 

 Jan Pruitt

Vicki Taylor 


Katelyn Cappello

Jessica Fox
Premier Surgeons 

 Joy Johnson

Matt Marker 

 Sarah Quinn

 Becki Taylor


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#APPLESFOROLLIE: A Medical Fundraiser for Oliver

Early in 2022, Oliver began exhibiting eye and nose discharge and a small mass in his sinus area. The mass continued to grow and, after rounds of antibiotics, the vet confirmed that the mass is a tumor. We won't have further information about the tumor and what treatment(s) will be best without additional imaging and procedures. One thing is certain, however: We will do everything we can to help Oliver.

Oliver is an inspiration. He has come into his own as a therapy cat and, at the age of 8 years old, has learned how to live life again to the fullest. 

Fundraising Goal - $3,500

Our initial fundraising goal is $3,000. With support from A Care for Strays Foundation, we only have $1,500 left to raise. However, this only covers the cost of the initial imaging procedures. The results of the imaging will indicate what additional procedures, if any, are required to save his life. Therefore, we hope to raise an additional $2,000 to cover additional procedures for Oliver. This could include radiation therapy and/or surgery. Should these procedures not be required, the additional $2,000 raised will be saved for future animal care emergencies.

Click here to donate now. 
You can also keep scrolling to learn about our #APPLESFOROLLIE fundraiser. 

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Oliver's Story: A Story of Second Chances

Oliver has an unknown past. He was rescued off the streets and went to the rescue, Cat Care Society. He was then diagnosed positive with Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). FIV doesn’t affect a cat’s life in any other way than making them more vulnerable to infections and disease. Their life expectancy is just as long and happy as any other cat.  For Oliver, being FIV+, only means that he is extra special.

It is clear that Oliver’s past included a loss of trust in humans. While never aggressive, he made it clear that he was highly uncomfortable with human touch and proximity. We adopted Ollie with a hope that someday he would open his heart to us, but we knew that even if he never did, we would respect his space and love him forever.

Initially, Oliver taught us and our clients the importance of understanding boundaries and putting others’ needs above our own desires. That could have been it - the most important lesson Oliver had to teach us, but not long-ago Oliver began to surprise us all.

Over the course of the COVID pandemic, Oliver began to trust us and open his heart to us. He has since been sitting in client's laps, asking for pets, and playing with us. While he still appreciates his space, Oliver is now initiating these meaningful moments. This change in Oliver has touched us all.

We adopt many different species of animals. All of whom have different temperaments and histories. When an animal’s history or experiences mirror a client’s, there is an instant level of trust and desire for a relationship, because that animal understands their pain better than anyone else. Oliver connects particularly well with clients who’ve suffered abuse, who are learning to trust, who have felt lost, and for those who resonate with ‘second chances’.

How You Can Help

As a nonprofit organization we rely on the generosity of our community to support the critical work we do. Oliver plays an integral role20210510 164604 to that work. We are asking our community to help us.

Here's how you can help:

  1. You can make a donation of any amount to our animal emergency care fund. Click here to donate..
  2. You can participate in our #APPLESFOROLLIE fundraiser. Click here to send an apple.


Send the animal(s) of your choice a slice of apple for $5 or send a whole apple to a large animal for $20. We will be sure to send you a thank you note from your animal and a picture of them enjoying their delicious treat. Your donation will help pay for the vet bills associated with Oliver’s care.

If your animal isn't in the apple mood when we send them your treat, we'll send you a picture of someone else enjoying it instead! Thank you for your generosity.

When we say vehicle we mean most any kind of vehicle - car, truck, boat, or motorcycle. They don't have to be currently running. You vehicle donation will be sold at auction or to salvage, depending on the condition, and the proceeds will be given back to us.

You old car could feed the horses for a year, or provide counseling sessions to someone who otherwise would be unable to afford them. 

We have partnered with Vehicles For Charity to process your donated vehicles.Just call 1 866 628 2277 they will answer any other questions you may have and make arrangements to pick up your donation. Or click here and donate your vehicle through their online form.


Frequently Asked Questions

What can I donate?

You can donate most any vehicle, including cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles and recreational vehicles. They do not have to be currently running. Your vehicle donation will be sold at an auction or to salvage depending on condition. 

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes, Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado is a non-profit organization and all donations qualify as a charitable deduction on your federal income tax return.

What do I need to donate my car?

The title to the car must be in your name. We will also need some information about where the car is located and the condition of the car. This will assist us in scheduling appropriate towing arrangements.

Will you pick up my car?

A towing company will call you to schedule the pick-up of your vehicle. You will need to give the driver the keys to the vehicle as well as your signed title.

How is the value of my car determined?

The IRS allows you to take a charitable tax deduction on your federal income tax form equal to the amount the vehicle sells for at auction unless it sells for less than $500. If your vehicle sells for less than $500 you may deduct no more than $500. If your vehicle sells for more than $500, you will need to include the IRS form 1098C. Vehicles for Charity will supply this documentation after your vehicle sells. We recommend you consult your tax advisor with questions about your deduction.


 We are responsible for the health and happiness of many rescued and re-homed animals. Animal care alone accounts for nearly 1/5 of our budget!

Donations also fund animal care and facility maintenance so that we can focus on providing the best counseling services to all those clients who need our assistance. You can even designate your donation to help a specific animal! See our Animal Sponsorship Program for more information.

Your donations are tax-deductible EIN#: 45-4423891.



Small Animal Sponsorship (chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats)

Smores$120 (1-time annual or pay $10 monthly)

Your contribution guarantees nutritious food for your rabbit, guinea pig, or rat for one month



  • Beautiful photo of your adopted animal
  • Animal Adoption Certificate including your animal’s story
  • Listing on the AATPC website as part of the Small Animal Adoptive Family
  • Monthly email of your animal’s therapy contribution


Medium Animal Sponsorship (cats)


$300 (1-time annual or pay $25 monthly)

Your contribution covers the cost of one annual vet visit, food, litter and supplies  for your cat



  • Beautiful 8x10 photo of your adopted animal
  • Animal Adoption Certificate including your animal’s story
  • Listing on the AATPC website as part of the Medium Animal Adoptive Family
  • Feature in one AATPC Monthly E-Newsletter
  • Monthly email of your animal’s therapy contribution


Large Animal Sponsorship (Horses, Goats, Alpacas)

Wally2$900 (1-time annual or pay $75 monthly)

Your monthly contribution provides hay and grain and warmth for one month for your horse, alpaca or goat.



  • Beautiful 8x10 photo of adopted animal
  • Animal Adoption Certificate including your animal’s story
  • Listing on the AATPC website as part of the Large Animal Adoptive Family
  • Monthly email of your animal’s therapy contribution
  • Feature in AATPC’s Monthly E-Newsletter
  • Private tour of our facility and the opportunity to meet your sponsored animal, and all our other therapy animals (up to 1 hour & 6 people)

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(Center for Animal Assisted Therapy)
7275 Kipling Street
Arvada, CO 80005
P 720-266-4444
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