People/businesses offer help to fire victims

BLACK FOREST, Colo. - Several businesses and people are offering help to victims of the Black Forest Fire.

1) Scales & Tails     6902 N. Academy     719-598-0526

Taking reptiles, boarding fees waived.

3) Pet Pantry & Dog Wash     Union & Academy     719-629-9274

Anyone in smoky areas or evacuated areas can wash their dogs for free.

4) Sunrise Kennels     719-598-8220     Woodmen Kennels     719-598-4154

Accepting dogs or cats.

5) Happy Homes Pet Grooming     2330 Vickers Dr.     719-593-1012

Accepting Dogs.

7) Flying W Ranch     719-499-2324

Stables available for horses.    

8) Bek Wyzykowski     719-592-1700

Offering one free week of childcare.

9) Aavondale Pet Care Center     719-683-4617

Free kennel boarding for evacuees.  40 acres available.

10) Mark Bowers     719-494-4973

Can help move horses.

11) Esab     719-310-5708     Stetson Hills

Lot offered for boats and rvs to park.

12) Jim     719-660-6060     11 miles east of Falcon

Shelter offered for big animals.

13) Elbert Co. Fairgrounds     95 Ute Ave., Kiowa     303-718-3343

Accepting evacuated livestock.

14) Phur Season First Pet Spa & Boutique And Timberview Animal Hospital     719-488-6587

Small pet shelter.

15) Clarion Hotel     Rooms available, special rates.  Free breakfast. Call 719-471-8680.

16) American Storage     6740 Vincent Dr.     719-265-9999

Offering specials for evacuees.

17) Alan Brass      8730 Volmer place   492-8670

Offering Free Storage

18) Kathy Rader   719-502-1554

Can take in large animals and horses

19) Amy Giegerich  11130 North Ellicott Highway 719-304-9317

Can take Large Animals & RVs

20) Stephanie Fernyak 685-1177

Room for 8 cats and 6 dogs at veterinary hospital just south of Cimarron Street (Hwy 24) and just west of I-25.  Please call to check availability.  There is no charge, and they will keep your pet as long as the evacuation lasts.

21) John at 719-314-7533 or

Able to take large animals and horses (free - you provide care and feed).  Also parking for RV – no hook-ups though. 7 miles SE of evacuation zone.

22) Pet Pantry 629-9274

Free dog washes for evacuated dogs 5148 N Academy Blvd.

23) Colorado K-9 Acres. 4625 Slocum Road in Falcon. Can take small animals like dogs, chickens, goats. Two 30 amp RV hookups available on 40 acres. Please call ahead. Sharyn: 719-683-8640

24) Florence Eagles, 117 S. Petroleum Avenue, accepting food and money donations for firefighters on the Royal Gorge Fire.

25) Soaring Eagles Ranch, Calhan, 26261 Judge Orr Road. Can house horses, livestock, RV's.  Call 557-1738 or 683-8718.

26) Ed Kovitz & Associates is offering free storage and free parking. The address is 18005 E. U.S. 24. Call 648-9285.

27) Quality suites. Special rates. Free breakfast.  314 W Bijou St, Colorado Springs. 719-471-8681.

28) Hotel Elegante. I-25 & Circle. $75 a night for the next 6 nights. 719-576-5900

29) 40 acres at 11130 N. Ellicott Highway. Can house horses and RV's. Call Amy at 719-304-9317

30) 40 acres. Can take a few people, store RV's and house livestock. Call Jeff at
719-964-4912. Leave a message and he'll get back to you.

31) Colorado Springs Dodge accepting donations for Care & Share at 7455 Austin Bluffs Parkway between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.

32) Colorado Springs Rescue Mission, 1 W. Las Vegas Street, Donations of clothes and toiletries accepted for fire victims.

33) Chapel Hills Mall accepting food donations for care and share until 7 p.m. Thursday at the entrance west of Dick's sporting goods.

34) McCloskey Imports (6710 N. Academy Blvd.) and McCloskey Truck Town (5515 N. Academy Blvd.)  accepting donations for Care and Share.

35) Falcon Property Solutions, LLC. - Able to help fire victims find housing. Call 719-323-6501.

36) Scott Mattela is in the prevacuation zone near Gleneagle and I-25 but says he wants to help families that are evacuated so they can be close to their home when evacuations are lifted. If you have a family in need of a place to stay call (719) 964-0576.

37) Marissa Hulsey - Can house large or small outdoor animals. Barn, stall, pasture space available at no charge. You will need to provide feed. e-mail or call 719-229-3996.

38) Nellie Denoon - Silverhouse Bed and Breakfast. 355 S. 2nd Street, Cripple Creek. 5 rooms, 2 people per room free of charge for evacuees. Call 719-689-5558 for more information.

39) Julee Wurtzel 719-510-8631 Home and pasture for animals

40) Blue Spruce Caboose Inn, Cascade 719-684-7795  Have guest rooms and spaces for motor homes  - flexible rates

41) American Made Film and Meida 1414 N. Academy 573-8024   8am - 6pm Offering a place for you to store your photos, video

41) Marty Ross 2145 South Baney Road 719-683-8040 Can store RVs Campers, Boats, Motorcycles

42) Speak Easy Bake Lounge 208 East Bijou  Opening Up space for evacuees they are Marijuana Friendly. 719-445-9083

43) Wilson 804-420-8897 Willing has at truck with a hitch to help transport animals. 

44)  Michael Bartmess  2865 Hunters Glen Road, Monument. Willing to to take evacuated family and can take large dogs.

45) Silver House Bed & Breakfast, Cripple Creek. 5 free rooms. Couples only. No kids. 689-5558.

46) Travelers Uptown Motel. 220 E. Cimarron. Special rates for evacuees. 719-473-2774.

47) Golden Eagle campground. About 30 miles away from Black Forest off of south Highway 115. Discount to evacuees. 719-576-0450.

48) Julee Wurtzel. Home and pasture for animals. 719-510-8631.

49) Ramada Hotel. Platte & Murray in Colorado Springs. Evacuee rates $69. Pets allowed. 719-596-7660. Hotel can give evacuees a ride from evac center if needed.

50) Microtel Inn and Suites. 2 locations. $74.99 for all evacuees, plus pet fees waived.

51) Best Western. $84.99 for evacuees, no pet fees. 

52) Quality Inn & Suites. Garden of the Gods Road. Limited discounted rooms available for evacuees. 719-593-9119.

53) Scott & Destiny. Can house 2 families. 719-452-0290.

54) TGI Fridays at Woodmen and I-25. Lunch available for first responders on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday.

55) Hotel Elegante. 2886 S. Circle Drive. Pet Friendly, $75.00 rate. 719-576-5900.

56) Satellite Hotel at airport and academy. 40 rooms available.  Single room $58.10 double room $67.97. Small animals will be allowed for evacuees. 719-596-6800.

57) Circle F Feed & Supply. Offering discounted animal feed and supplies for displaced pets or anyone who wants to buy supplies to donate.  115 Garden of the Gods Road (719-599-5100) or 711 N. Union Boulevard (719-578-0666).

58) Mountain Springs Church / High Plains Helping Hands Food Pantry. Offering assistance to displaced victims of the Black Forest Fire. Aid will be offered daily at 7345 Adventure Way (east of Black Forest Road and Woodmen) from Tuesday through Sunday to distribute food items, hygiene products, pet food, salvage and recovery tools and more. Please visit for details and times for the distribution.


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