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Foothills Animal Shelter Newsletter  
May 2013
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Heal, Grow, Thrive - Foster Care Program 
Foster Care at Foothills Animal Shelter helps more than 700 pets each year

Whether they are too young to care for themselves, recovering from a health problem or surgery, or just need some extra time and TLC, our Foster Care Program is here to help homeless animals in need. Animals like Topher, a Shih Tzu Mix that needed surgery and physical therapy after being hit by a car; Luna, a Mastiff Mix that received months of medical care, training, and socialization; and Sirius Black, a long-haired cat that suffered serious burns and needed attentive care while he healed. Click to read their stories
What makes the Foster Care Program work? Just two very dedicated staff members and an amazing team of 150 volunteers! There is nothing quite as rewarding as playing an instrumental role in helping an animal heal, grow and thrive.
Unable to volunteer, but still want to make a difference? Your gift will help us care for the more than 700 pets that are in desperate need of our Foster Care Program, plus the nearly 7,300 others that we care for each year. 
The cost of care for a healthy animal with a quick stay at our Shelter is just $225. This cost can rise dramatically for homeless pets that are in need of more specialized care, but a gift in any amount will help our life-saving work.
Kitten and Puppy Shower   
Baby animals need your help! 

Our Shelter's nursery and foster homes are already caring for 100 baby kittens, puppies and nursing mother cats and dogs. Soon, in the warmer months, this number will quadruple as more litters are brought in for specialized care.
Thanks to friends like you, we can provide these baby animals with round-the-clock bottle feedings, cozy home environments, and preventative care.
Please help us stock our pantry with the necessities for these babies to grow into healthy, adoptable pets!
Too much of a cute thing?   
Baby kittenSpring's warmer weather leads to a large number of pregnant and nursing mother animals, and helpless litters of baby kittens and puppies - many of which are brought to Foothills Animal Shelter. Sadly, far too many pets have babies that end up unwanted or abandoned.

What happens to a baby kitten - just days old - discovered hungry and alone? 

Dog and Cat with empty dishChow Down at Beau Jo's in Evergreen on May 9th!  

Join us at Beau Jo's in beautiful Evergreen for their legendary Colorado-style  Mountain Pies for lunch or dinner on Thursday, May 9th.

Present a flyer to your server and 20% of your food purchase will be donated to help the homeless pets cared for by Foothills Animal Shelter!
Details and flyer:  
Save a Life - Pet First Aid & CPR
Pet First Aid & CPR  
Gain the skills necessary to help save your pet's life in case of an emergency! This class is great for pet owners, pet sitters, dog walkers, animal evacuation teams, and vet techs. $89 per person.

Register today for our June 8th class! 
Last month, 387 pets in our care found forever homes and 156 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
Featured Pet:
 Javi, an adoptable cat 
This sweet young cat arrived at our Shelter in mid-January. Our Health Care Team discovered that he has a sensitive stomach. Javi spent months in Foster Care as we tried different food and monitored his health. Now on a special prescription diet, Javi is energetic, playful and ready for adoption!
Vaccine, Microchip & Licensing Clinics
No appointment needed!
At our Shelter:
580 McIntyre St., Golden
Wednesdays & Fridays, 3 - 4 pm


In our Community:
Thursday, May 9,
Lakewood City Hall
Saturday, May 11,
Fruitdale Dog Park,
Wheat Ridge

Saturday, May 18,

Saturday, May 25,
Wag N' Wash Healthy Pet Center,
Saturday, June 1,
Lake Arbor Park Pavilion, Arvada
A Simple Fix:
Mobile Spay/Neuter
Friday, May 3,
Best Friends Pet Care, Wheat Ridge

Friday, May 10,
Murdoch's, Westminster

Friday, May 17,

Community & Adoption Events
Friday, May 3,
Monday, May 6
& Tuesday, May 7
Sheraton Downtown Denver -- lunch specials for you & your dog at the Pooch Patio opening


Friday, May 3,

PetSmart Stapleton


Saturday, May 4

PetSmart Lakewood


Saturday, May 18

Camp Bow Wow of Golden, Grand Reopening Pawty


Saturday, May 18

Petco Golden 


Volunteer of the Month

Learn how this dynamic couple has found their niche as loving foster parents for Foothills Animal Shelter.

Shelter Closures
Closed on
Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day