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Foothills Animal Shelter Newsletter  
December 2012
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Home for the HolidaysHome for the Holidays 


While orphaned pets at Foothills Animal Shelter receive compassionate care, warm accommodations, exercise and enrichment, all they really want is a home for the holidays. Won't you consider giving a homeless animal a family this season?


View pets available for adoption >>

Can't adopt, but want to help? View our Wish List >> 

CharlieFound deformed and abused, little Charlie now has an adoring family


Life did not start off so well for Charlie. Born with two deformed front paws, it was difficult for the small Chihuahua puppy to walk. Charlie was cast aside and suffering from poor nutrition. Unfortunately, this made him a prime target for neighborhood bullies.


Read Charlie's story >>

HigginsA kitten's narrow escape  


At just a few months old, Higgins was fending for herself outside one chilly November night. She climbed under the hood of a vehicle and huddled near the engine, falling fast asleep. She just wanted to be warm. 


The next morning, an unsuspecting vehicle owner turned the key in the ignition. Higgins escaped with her life, but sustained injuries to her body, legs and chin, resulting in $1,100 in emergency medical care. Luckily, she healed under the watchful eyes of Foothills Animal Shelter's health care team, and was adopted on December 6th.


Learn how to keep your pets safe when temperatures drop >>

Furry friends make the best (well-planned) gift 


So, your grandkids have been begging for a dog. An elderly relative wants a cat for companionship. Wouldn't it be a wonderful surprise to find a new pet under the Christmas tree? Not so much...


Learn how to rescue a homeless pet AND bring joy to the animal lover in your life >>

Last month, 438 pets in our care found forever homes and 107 lost pets have been reunited with their families! We appreciate your continued support as we help orphaned animals get the best chance at a better life.

Foothills Animal Shelter
Rocky and Quinn
Rocky, a Cattle Dog Mix adopted on Black Friday, with his new best friend, 10-year-old Quinn.
Black Friday helps 68 pets find homes for the holidays!
Animal-loving bargain hunters were treated to the best deal of them all - a loving, loyal companion!

Vaccine, Microchip & Licensing Clinics
At our Shelter:
580 McIntyre St., Golden
Wednesdays & Fridays, 3 - 4 pm

Due to the Christmas holiday: No clinic on Wednesday, December 26th.

Details >>
Holiday Hours
Christmas Eve
Mon., December 24: Open 9 am - 12 pm

Christmas Day
Tues., December 25: CLOSED

New Year's Eve
Mon., December 31: Open 11 am - 2 pm

New Year's Day
Tues., January 1: CLOSED 

Hours & location >>
Volunteer of the Month
Learn how this retired speech pathologist and special education professional has translated her knack for giving to others into heartfelt volunteer service.