Services for the wonderful Dawn Meaney

I just received this message from the Colorado Great Pyrenees Rescue volunteer coordinator.

"Services will be held on Wednesday (1/5) at 2pm at the Tabor-Rice Funeral Home in Brighton (75 S 13th Ave, Brighton, CO, 80601). Dogs are welcome, but please be courteous and give space to each other because it will be emotional and our wonderful furry friends will be picking up on that too.

"From Ken: Dawn would prefer any donations be spent on the saving of the dogs. It is my belief she would have chosen Caretransport.org and Dr Schulmans fund called tails of woe . Dr schulman can be reached at animal health care specialists, 6701 N Washington, Denver? Colorado. Hug your families, hug your dogs, cry for us but do not send money to me or CGPR. We will be ok.

"Thank you,
"Ken + Brianna Meaney.

"The links to donation pages are here:
"Tails of Woe: http://www.animalhealthcarespecialists.com/donate/
"Colorado Animal Rescue Express (C.A.R.E.): http://www.caretransport.org/donate.html

"Please also feel free to bring pictures of the dogs who have touched your lives and Dawn's, and any notes/stories you might want to attach to them. Dawn always loved to receive updates and photos of those dogs that had found their way into their forever homes after having passed through hers."

I probably won't be bringing Torr; I'll be too busy crying to pay him proper mind.


  1. We are heart broken.

    Our GP, Jack, joined the family last year. Dawn and Ken were so wonderful with helping us and letting us introduce our child and other puppy to him before taking him home.

    My wife and I had seen her twice since then, both times at the hospital where she worked, and she was always so happy to hear about Jack's new life and see the pictures we always have on our phones of him playing.

    This is the last thing I expected to see when I looked at my email this afternoon. We will be crying for her, for her family, and all the puppies.

  2. I'm rarely surprised anymore. This is a rough one. Dawn crept up on me, as sometimes happens when you do this work. I tend to assume that everybody is a doe-eyed innocent who's in over their head; she wasn't. We were fortunate to have her, and she'll be sorely missed.

    Brent Wagner
    Colorado Saint Bernard Rescue

  3. Dawn was the most dedicated rescuer I ever had the pleasure of meeting. As a volunteer for another rescue, I had met Dawn at a few events but we had never worked together. Then I found a burr-covered puppy in the field near our house and thought he might have some Pyr in him, so contacted Dawn to see if she would represent him while we fostered. Her willingness to drop all and come meet him and our other animals and make the decision to accept him into her already-overcrowded program made quite an impression on me. She and Ken also watched him for a week while we were out of town, which was no small tast since he had a number of fear and behavioral issues, and they already had dozens of enormous dogs at their home. They were so patient as I found fault with every applicant that they presented to me. We eventually found the perfect family, but I got to know Dawn and Ken during that time and was so impressed at their complete and utter dedication to the dogs, with every resource they had. I thought I knew the meaning of commitment before meeting them, but most of the rest of us just give when we can . . . Dawn was the real deal and she gave with absolutely everything she had, and did so uncomplainingly. I am richer for having known her, and she is missed.
    Debbie Davis
    RROC Volunteer & Foster Home
    Long Distance Home Visit Coordinator
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