Crixus the German Shepherd recovers from an incredibly traumatic experience.
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August 2015
A Second Chance for Crixus
German Shepherd Recovers from a Traumatic Experience
Crixus's first few hours at Foothills Animal Shelter were very dramatic, fast-paced and somewhat shocking. Tethered in the back of his previous owner's pickup truck while the owner was inside filling out surrender paperwork, Crixus tried to jump out of the pickup. The 4-year-old German Shepherd nearly hung himself because his tethered leash was too short to reach the ground.

Thankfully, the Shelter's staff quickly sprang into action, cutting the dog loose and giving him CPR and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. The poor dog was then carried into the Shelter where his care continued with the Health Care Team until he stabilized.
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Bob, one of the Shelter's current Foster volunteers has this to say about being a Foster Parent: "I have fostered for several organizations when the need arises ... Not only do I get to help out with some incredible causes, but I get to meet some amazing people doing outstanding work in our community! On top of all that, I get to start every single day hugging puppies and kittens. Seriously...can it get better than that?"

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