Breaking News!

Josh the Otter, the missing water safety mascot, has been found just in time for Safety Town April 18 – 20!

Thanks to the efforts of the City of Cañon City government and the Cañon City Police Department in spreading the word, Josh has been returned to the Cañon City Rotary Club.

Due to a sharp-eyed member of the city’s Animal Control Unit, Josh was found and turned in to the Fremont County Humane Society as a found animal. When he heard about Josh’s safe return, CCPD Chief John Schick replied, “I am glad that the PD was helpful in Josh’s recovery.”

Fremont Humane Society’s Executive Director Doug Rae, who is a Florence Rotary Club member, was scheduled to speak to the CC Rotary Club. He brought Josh the Otter with him, much to the delight of the club members. Member Ed Norden, Josh’s minder, was especially relieved to have Josh under his care again and ready for Safety Town.

Josh the Otter is the water safety mascot adopted by the Cañon City Rotary Club to appear at child safety events to talk to children and help them comprehend and remember the importance of water safety. Josh, along with Rotarians, help spread the life-saving message of water safety by reading the book “Josh the Baby Otter” to children. Together we CAN save lives!

Safety Town USA returns to Fremont County Head Start, 1718 Brookside Ave., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 18 and 19 and, 9 a.m. to noon on April 20. Free and open to the public of all ages.

Missing poster by City of Cañon City

Doug Rae (L), Executive Director of Fremont Humane Society, returns Josh the Otter (just a head shot of Josh) to CC Rotary Club President John Hamrick (R).

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