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10 Years of the Zoology Foundation!

Posted on: November 20th, 2019

This fall, ZoFo celebrated 10 years as an organization! It all started with a simple dinner with friends. In 2009, our founder, Jami Jensen, was out to dinner and the topic of Craigslist was brought up. Someone mentioned, “You can find anything on Craigslist!” Jami replied with a simple, “Well, I’ve always wanted a camel,…

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Animal Care 101 – Feeding Over 140 Animals Daily

Posted on: October 28th, 2019

We are often asked, “How do you feed so many animals?” The simple answer is, “With a lot of work from our entire ZoFo animal care team!” Our staff and volunteers all have a high standard of care for the residents at the sanctuary and we couldn’t do it without their commitment. But, just in…

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Adventures and Hard Work in Samana, Dominican Republic: Project Samana

Posted on: August 7th, 2019

By: Meg Schenk, Veterinarian Technician/Animal Care Technician I have been honored to join a group of dedicated and passionate veterinarians and other veterinary technicians for an ongoing veterinary outreach project in Samana, Dominican Republic. Project Samana was founded in 1992 and I joined the equine team in 2015. I just returned from my 5th trip…

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Betterment of Horses and Humans Alike

Posted on: May 23rd, 2019

We are pleased to partner with the Temple Grandin Equine Center at CSU, which is currently hosting equine-assisted activities and therapies at the National Western Complex in Denver. The plan is to bring these programs to the new CSU Animal Health Complex once completed in the National Western Center over the next few years. CSU’s…

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Green Chimney’s Conference

Posted on: April 25th, 2019

In April, our Zoology staff members attended the 15th Triennial IAHAIO Conference at the Sam and Myra Ross Institute at Green Chimneys. This year’s conference theme was “Science Meets Practice: Creating Healthy Environments for People and Animals.” For 3 days, we heard great talks on the human-animal bond, welfare, green care, and the successes of…

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Training at ZoFo

Posted on: December 10th, 2018

Last month, our sanctuary manager, Anna, attended a week long course at the Denver Zoo titled, “Animal Training Applications in Zoo and Aquarium Settings.” Taught by experienced animal training professionals, participants learned about the history, theories, and skills necessary to train animals in a captive facility. After participating in the course, Anna returned to ZoFo…

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Day to Day at the Sanctuary

Posted on: November 2nd, 2018

Have you ever visited an animal sanctuary and wondered how the day-to-day looks? Well, wonder no more! Our staff is happy to share with you everything, both rewarding and tough, that goes into making sure our animals are given the best life! For now, here is a brief introduction! Our staff is present every day…

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Welcome to Zofo!

Posted on: June 2nd, 2018

Welcome to the Zoology Foundation at Crooked Willow Farms! We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal sanctuary that also provides education on animal welfare and funding to rescue organizations. Starting now, we’re excited to take you inside our organization where you can learn about the animals and their stories, and what it takes to run an…

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