In 1994, Tracy Berry founded the Black Forest Animal Sanctuary rescue and rehab farm on the north side of Colorado Springs. In 2002, we merged with Charlotte & Arthur Romero Wildlife Sanctuary. When Mrs. Romero passed away, we became known as the Black Forest Animal Sanctuary for our animals in rehab and residence on the farm, and our foster network of adoptable animals became known as Paws N Hooves. Although the farm in the Black Forest area no longer exists, Paws N Hooves continues to operate under the wisdom of executive director Tania Kovar. Since our founding, we have collectively rescued hundreds of horses, livestock, dogs, cats and other small animals.
Our main activities include assisting in education and disaster response as well as working with many youth and volunteer groups. With your support, we will continue to be able to make a difference in the lives of all animals. We provide rescue operations, adoption programs, foster and sponsorship programs, student/horse education programs, and local and national rescue efforts. We work with local schools, scouts and community corrections programs.