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Foothills Animal Shelter Newsletter, August 2012
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Raise the Woof! Gala 2012   


Join us for a HOWLING good time!


Foothills Animal Foundation's third annual Raise the Woof! Gala

Saturday, September 22nd, from 5 to 10 pm

Colorado School of Mines - Green Center

  • SAVOR great food & drink from top-rated restaurants/vendors
  • ENJOY a hosted bar all evening
  • BID ON fabulous live and silent auctions
  • SAY CHEESE in our party photo booth
  • BE AMAZED by close-up illusionists
  • And, BEST OF ALL, help thousands of orphaned animals 

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Truffles the PigletWHEN PIGS FLY

A lost piglet took flight to a farm-sweet-farm


A tiny piglet found a safe haven at Foothills Animal Shelter after being rescued from a highway median. While the piglet's bumps and bruises healed, our Director of Operations located a farm that orphaned oinker's dreams are made of! 

Read Truffles' Story >>


Name your own adoption fee on adult cats


Looking for a fabulous feline friend? For a limited time, you choose your own price on any cat over the age of 6 months. This includes adoption fee, spay/neuter, microchip, vaccines, and health check!   


View adoptable cats >>  

Boy Named Sue, an adoptable cat
Boy Named Sue, an adoptable cat at Foothills Animal Shelter.


How to welcome a new cat into your home


Adding a new feline member to your family is very exciting. Being prepared will help both you and your new addition make the transition as easily as possible. 


PetTech Pet First Aid and CPRPet First Aid & CPR Training

Saturday, October 6, 2012


First aid skills can help save your pet's life! Register today for this Pet First Aid & CPR Training Class to learn canine and feline rescue breathing; injury and wellness assessment; seizure, choking, and injury management; emergency preparedness; and much more.

Haircut-in-progress at Mohawks for Mutts
Devin L. gets a mohawk to raise funds for orphaned pets.
Mohawks for Mutts

Ten adults and one brave dog underwent a dramatic hairstyle change to prove their loyalty to the animals cared for by Foothills Animal Shelter. Mohawks for Mutts, hosted by Foothills Animal Foundation, raised more than $3,000 to help homeless animals! Thanks to all of our supporters, Roosters Arvada, Monkeywood Steel band, and In The Zone Sports Bar.


A Simple Fix makes a big difference!
Did you know that cats and dogs can have multiple litters per year? If one cat has six kittens every three months for five years, that's 120 kittens! Can you imagine if all of those kittens had litters, too? Luckily, pet overpopulation can be easily prevented with a simple fix. A Simple Fix mobile spay/neuter clinic
Thanks to support from the Animal Assistance Foundation, our mobile surgical unit, "A Simple Fix," has already hosted two clinics since late July - and has spayed/neutered dozens of pets in our community.  
Upcoming mobile spay/neuter clinics (Fridays, 7:30 am check-in): 
  • August 24 - Big R Farm & Ranch Supply, Conifer
  • September 14 - Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply, Westminster
  • September 21 - Fruitdale Park Dog Park, Wheat Ridge
  • September 28 - Wag N' Wash, Littleton  
What a summer it has been! From the beginning of May through the end of July, the Shelter has participated in 20 offsite events, held 39 vaccine clinics, returned 500 animals to their families and adopted 1,172 more into forever homes.
Thank you for your continued support of our important mission - to provide the best care possible for every animal that enters our doors. We truly could not do this life-saving work without friends like you. 



Foothills Animal Shelter
with the support of Foothills Animal Foundation*


*Foothills Animal Foundation is the non-profit organization that raises funds to support the animals cared for by Foothills Animal Shelter.

Team Topher
goes for gold!

Found on the roadside with a dislocated hip, cuts, scrapes, and bruises, one orphaned dog is recovering thanks to his relay team!


Read Topher's story >> 

Topher at his Foster Home
Vaccine, Microchip & Licensing Clinics 
At our Shelter
Wednesdays & Fridays
580 McIntyre St., Golden
3 - 4 pm


In the Community 
Check our website for times and details: 


August 22 -
Sister City Park, Lakewood
August 25 -
Chow Down Pet Supplies, Evergreen
September 8 -
Fruitdale Park Dog Park, Wheat Ridge
September 15 -
Wag N' Wash Healthy Pet Center, Littleton
Adoption Events & Community Events


August 29 - Evergreen Lake Summer Concert


September 8 - Festival of the Bastardino


September 8 - Arvada Harvest Festival Parade


September 9 - Big Chili Cook-off, Evergreen


September 10 - Canvas & Cocktails, Cherry Creek


September 15 - PetSmart Adoption Event, 1st Ave & Wadsworth Blvd


September 16 - Summerset Festival, Fun Day for the Dogs


Details >>

Chow Down Supper Club
Chow Down Supper Club
Dine out to help homeless animals! Join Foothills Animal Foundation and a local restaurant partner every month.
September 8 -
Beso de Arte in Morrison
October 15 -
Buffalo Wild Wings at Lakewood Commons


Details >>  

Volunteer of the Month
Learn how this retired flight attendant and world traveler has helped orphaned dogs find forever homes through Shelter offsite adoption events.

Shelter Closure Date
The Shelter will be closed on Monday, September 3rd in observance of Labor Day. We will reopen at 11am the following day.