2 Aurora canines want a brand new residence after each homeowners die

AURORA, Colorado (KDVR) – Two dogs in Aurora await new homes after their owners die seven months apart.

Five year old “Oakley” and five year old “Penny” are now cared for at Aurora Animal Services.

According to Aurora Police, one of the dog owners died of suicide in June 2020. A few weeks ago, the other dog owner did the same.

Penny can already be adopted. Oakley requires ligament surgery and requires several weeks of rehabilitation before the lab mix is ​​available.

“Both are very loving dogs,” said Anthony Youngblood, director of the Aurora Animal Services division. “They’ll make a great pet for someone who decides they want to adopt them. You just have to get well first. “

If you would like to adopt a dog please call: 303-326-8280

“They’ll make a great addition to any family,” adds Youngblood.

Suicide resources::

If you or someone you know has thoughts of suicide or depression, the following resources are available to help you:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255): Talk to someone who is providing free, confidential assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call the same number to find out how you can help someone in crisis.

Colorado Crisis Services Hotline (1-844-493-8255): If you are in a crisis or need help dealing with a crisis, call 1-844-493-8255 or send a text message to 38255 speak to a trained professional. When you call Colorado Crisis Services, you will be connected to a crisis counselor or trained professional with a masters or doctorate degree.

The Trevor Project (1-866-488-7386): A 24/7 resource for LGBT youth struggling with a crisis or thoughts of suicide. The line is occupied by trained consultants.

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