Toby's life has turned around after he came to the Shelter with his mouth taped shut.
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July 2015
5th Anniversary PAWty
Come Celebrate with Us on August 1!
Foothills Animal Shelter has been saving lives for 39 years. And it's hard to believe we've already spent 5 years in our new facility. You're INVITED to celebrate our life-saving work!

What: 5 Year Anniversary PAWty
When: Saturday, August 1, 2015, 10 am - 3 pm
Where: 580 McIntyre Street in Golden
Details: Enjoy adoption specials, music, free food, face painting and much more!

Learn more about the 5th Anniversary PAWty

Turning Toby's Life Around
Toby Joins the Shelter as Its Official Mascot
April 15th was the day an 8-year-old Australian Shepherd was found running the streets of Westminster. As a kind man approached the dog, he realized his mouth had been sealed shut, like a muzzle, with tape. His rescuer quickly removed the tape and called Westminster Animal Control, who then brought the dog to Foothills Animal Shelter for safe-keeping.

It was obvious that Toby, as he was soon named, was very malnourished and dehydrated. Toby was put in the Shelter's foster care program to gain his strength, and he just happened to go home with the Shelter's Executive Director, Heather. Whatever he endured in the past, it became obvious over the next few months that his loving nature and wonderful demeanor was unlike no other.

We are happy to announce Toby as the official mascot of Foothills Animal Shelter. He has been adopted by Heather and will serve as an ambassador for the Shelter, being taken to presentations and meeting with community groups. His friendly and loving personality make him the perfect representative of a shelter pet!

July is Lost Pet Prevention Month
Keep Your Pets Safe with These Tips
Although no one wants to think about losing their pet, being educated on what to do if it does happen is important. Follow these tips to keep your pets safe!

1. BE PROACTIVE: Make sure your pet always has a current license tag attached to a secure collar, as well as getting your pet microchipped.

2. BE PROTECTIVE: Double-check the fencing around your yard and look for holes or loose boards. If your pet is easily scared by people or loud noises, bring him or her inside when appropriate.

3. BE PERSISTENT: Check every shelter and rescue in the area where you lost your pet, post lost pet posters and distribute flyers and look on sites like Craigslist for postings about lost pets.

Pet Licensing
July is National Lost Pet Prevention Month. Be sure your pet is licensed in the event they run away! A license not only helps get your lost pet home, it also supports us so we can continue to give life-saving care to thousands of homeless animals each year. Learn More
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