Four dogs from All Aboard Animal Rescue in Fort Collins are in limbo after being surrendered to the Larimer Humane Society this week following the departure of three of the rescue’s four staff members. The animals were left at the office of Dr. Eric Boehmer, the rescue's medical director and veterinarian at the Animal Hospital of Colorado. Dr. Boehmer is now also the rescue's only remaining staff member. Six unhealthy dogs were also abandoned, but were kept by Dr. Boehmer, who is licensed to board only unhealthy animals at his veterinary practice. Two of the former employees commented that Dr. Boehmer was already boarding the animals when they quit and only took them to the Humane Society in reaction to the employees' decision to leave. Dr. Boehmer said the employees abandoned the dogs at his veterinary practice along with their letters of resignation and that he had no idea what was going on until he walked into his office and saw the dogs loose. The other dogs under the care of All Aboard Rescue will remain with the rescue through its foster program. Boehmer does not foresee any other surrenders.
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Sarah Jane Kyle, Coloradoan, "Strife at no-kill rescue leads to surrender of animals," September 24, 2015, http://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2015/09/24/strife-kill-rescue-leads-surrender-animals/72729920/