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Founded in May of 2004 by Floss Blackburn, Denkai Animal Sanctuary has enjoyed a long running successful path in providing life saving services for domestic animals in crisis throughout the United States and Mexico.
In the formative years, Denkai established in Weld County, CO having purchased three facilities totaling over 640 acres, performing farming, conservation, large animal rescue, pet animal rescue and low-cost veterinary care for the area, Denkai quickly established as the largest and most diverse organization of its kind in the area.
Seeing a gap in services and need for a strong presence in Montezuma County, Denkai's board of directors voted to relocate the organization in 2017 to Yellow Jacket, CO. In three short years, Denkai has expanded to a second location in Cortez, CO. This location at 209 West Main was purchased in September of 2020 with the help of Region 9 and First National Bank of Cortez.
Denkai Yellow Jacket - Houses, Rehabilitates Equine and Farm Animal rescues.
Denkai -Cortez, CO - This is our 16,000 sf retail center - The store boasts an adoption center for rescued dogs and cats and sells retail pet supplies, accepts donations of used items, and provides low-cost programs such as pet food and vaccinations for low income pet owners.
Since Inception, Denkai has provided hands on rescue services to 13,000 pet animals and equines in need.
Denkai's low-cost veterinary services have provided a total of 25,000 procedures for pet animals in need. This has includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, basic care, dentals and other surgeries.
“We promote healthy environments in which people and animals interact and connect through applied, environmental and education programs that promote mental and physical health.”
Denkai's past, present and continued future successes are due in large part to the skills, talents and dedication of its volunteers..
For Low-Income Families in need of pet food - Fill out an application for assistance by clicking the button below!
Denkai's certified team aids in local and national animal related disaster response and works together with local and national agencies.
Animals come to Denkai through overloaded shelters, as owner surrenders, via cruelty cases, and off of the Native American Indian Reservations surrounding the Four Corners area.