The Fort Collins Prairie Dog Relocation Group is seeking help and alternatives for their local Colorado prairie dogs. Prairie dogs are bulldozed or poisoned in the making of new developments. With no voices, these guys need our help to spread awareness for them.
Last year, the group started relocating prairie dog colonies. New developments are now coming to this area and the thought of more prairie dogs being cruelly eliminated from their home hurts. They partnered with the Humane Society’s Prairie Dog Coalition to do the relocation, and received permits from the city and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The plan is to start trapping and moving the Colorado prairie dogs in late May.
All donations will help cover the cost to move hundreds of prairie dogs to a more “suitable, short-grass prairie habitat.”
How to Donate
You can kindly donate here. The goal is to raise $33,000.
In the last century, the prairie dog population has declined. More than one percent of their territory has been lost due to the following contributing factors poisoning, shooting, disease and development. This project is a chance for us to save these prairie dogs from unnecessary cruelty and loss. With this chance, be sure to also educate yourself on wildlife and their struggle to survive the human race.
What Your Donation Goes Toward
Money raised during this project will be used to pay for relocation services such as mapping existing colonies, dusting for fleas that can carry sylvatic plague, baiting and monitoring live traps, transporting and, releasing and monitoring the prairie dogs at the new site and, finally, to support the rest of the prairie dog communities within the Fort Collins area. Donated money will also support the production of a video documenting the relocation to be used for education and advocacy.
Your tax-deductible donation will be held by the Humane Society’s Prairie Dog Coalition and be used to support the current relocation, future relocations and advocacy for non-lethal alternatives to manage the prairie dog communities.