Broncos Game Days Have Extra Meaning for HSPPR Supporter
MaryEllyn Taylor has found a way to combine her love of animals with her passion for football. If the Denver Broncos win, she donates $50 to the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR).
"It's fun and it makes the Broncos' games more exciting," she says. "Plus, it holds me accountable. You could say you're going to write a check but never quite get to it." MaryEllyn became involved with HSPPR soon after she moved to Colorado Springs in 1975.
"I've always been a dog person," says MaryEllyn, a retired educator. "I can't imagine not having a dog in my life."
She's adopted three Siberian huskies over the years from HSPPR. Her current dog, Buck, a lab and husky mix, is also a rescue.
"We are so very grateful to MaryEllyn for her support over many years," CEO Jan McHugh-Smith says. "We just hope the Broncos have a strong finish to the season, so MaryEllyn has more opportunities to honor her beloved Broncos and help HSPPR reach out to more animals and their families."
MaryEllyn also plans to leave one-third of her estate to HSPPR, which she says is her No. 1 charity.
"I hope they will continue to utilize their resources the way they have in the past," she says. "In the last 10 to 15 years, they've really upped their game. I hope this is going to provide for the animals."
Thanks to the community's support, HSPPR has recently undergone a major renovation and expansion project to improve the care of the animals, operate more efficiently, and offer the public a more responsive and comprehensive customer experience. If you wish to see these changes up close, please contact Randy Harrelson at (719) 302-8737 or firstname.lastname@example.org.