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July 2016
Shelter Installs New X-Ray Equipment
In-House X-Rays Will Help Hundreds of Animals Per Year
Foothills Animal Shelter recently installed in-house x-ray equipment that will help hundreds of homeless pets each year. Generous donors raised a total of $43,000, allowing Foothills Animal Shelter to purchase the equipment. With this addition, the Shelter will now be able to quickly and easily take x-rays on all animals at the Shelter who would benefit.

X-rays are often needed for animals who have experienced traumatic injury from accidents, conditions arising from abuse or neglect or congenital defects. Prior to the addition of the x-ray equipment, Shelter animals were transported to local veterinary clinics for x-rays. The Shelter is lucky to have the support of dozens of local veterinary clinics, but because of transportation needs and the cost, only the animals in most dire need were sent out for x-rays.

Thinking About Taking Your Dog Camping?
Tips to Keep Your Dog Happy and Safe!
Summer is a great time to plan an enjoyable camping adventure for you and your dog! Here are some tips to keep your four-legged friend safe in the great outdoors.

Preparing for Your Trip
  • Research pet-friendly campgrounds: Not all campgrounds allow pets. Be sure to do some research on pet-friendly campgrounds as well as any fees and/or rules for bringing your dog.
Packing for Your Trip
  • Bring your dog's usual food and supplies: Bring enough food and treats for the duration of your trip. Also pack lots of poop bags, chew toys for entertainment, a dog bed or tent to sleep in, a crate, blankets, extra towels, a dog brush and a pet first aid kit.
While at the Campsite
  • Pick a spot with plenty of shade: On hot days it can be easy for your dog to overheat. Choose a site with plenty of shade to keep them cool and comfortable.
  • Keep your dog on a leash at all times: Most pet-friendly campgrounds require that you keep your dog on a leash as a common courtesy to other campers. Keeping them on their leash also helps prevent them from getting separated from you.
  • Never leave your dog unattended: For their safety, do NOT leave your dog alone at the campsite or confined in a vehicle.
Pets of All Shapes and Sizes
Shelter Has Lots of Critters Looking for Homes
Did you know that Foothills Animal Shelter not only has adoptable dogs and cats, but also often has birds, bunnies, guinea pigs, mice, rats, ferrets, hamsters, lizards, turtles, fish and more? We even sometimes see more unique pets like chickens and pot-bellied pigs!

Pet Licensing
Did you know 75% of all dogs within Jefferson County are not licensed? That means 3/4 of your dogs might not be able to ever get back home to you should they get lost. License Today
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Dress Up Your Pet in Their Best Costume for Toby's Pet Parade & Fair
From a pet costume parade and contests, to flyball and agility demos, to family-friendly games and activities, you're sure to find something for everyone at Toby's Pet Parade & Fair, all while helping us raise critical funds to support the homeless pets at Foothills Animal Shelter! Read More
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In June, 582 pets in our care found forever homes and 172 lost pets were 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 | 303-278-7575 | |
580 McIntyre St., Golden, CO 80401