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Foothills Animal Shelter Announces Passing of Shelter Mascot

(GOLDEN, CO – September 23, 2019) – Toby, the inspiration for Toby’s Pet Parade and Fair and Foothills Animal Shelter mascot, passed away today.   Following his adoption from Foothills Animal Shelter, Toby enjoyed a life of love and second chances with his new family. One of his roles was as Foothills Animal Shelter’s mascot and ambassador…

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Local Graphic Designer Sponsors Retail Space at Foothills Animal Shelter

(GOLDEN, CO—May 23, 2019) – Foothills Animal Shelter (FAS) is pleased to announce sponsorship of their retail space by Lisa Padgett, owner of Green Dog Graphic Design. Padgett has been involved with FAS since 2010. Studying graphic design, she partnered with the shelter to design informational pieces for adopters and patrons.  “It was really a…

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Foothills Animal Shelter Responds to CASP Closure: Twenty-Nine Animals Now in Shelter’s Care

(GOLDEN, CO – March 28, 2019) – Twenty-nine dogs and cats arrived at Foothills Animal Shelter (FAS) midday Thursday, Mar. 28. The animals were transported from the Community Animal Services of Pueblo (CASP) shelter in Pueblo, Co., following the facility’s closure on Wednesday. The animals range in age and size, and are currently being seen by the shelter’s healthcare…

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Foothills Animal Shelter Chief Veterinarian Joins Historic Initiative in Puerto Rico

Emily Hays, Chief Veterinarian and Director of Healthcare at Foothills Animal Shelter, was selected to assist in the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) Spayathon for Puerto Rico, a high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter initiative. She arrived late last week to join this incredible endeavor with the goal of altering more than 20,000 dogs and cats in underserved communities.   Dr.…

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Foothills Animal Shelter Celebrates Colorado Gives Day

Help us help more animals in need by making a gift on Tuesday, Dec. 4–Colorado Gives Day! You can be a part of this amazing 24-hour giving day and help us reach our goal of $90,000. Denver Pet Portraits will be in the house from 2pm-6pm to take photos of your pet for a suggested…

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From “Frat” Boy to Good Boy – Ice’s Transformation!

No one can say that Ice lacks spunk. Despite his rather “cold” moniker, the 1-year-old Boxer mix is an outrageously energetic pup with a plucky personality. And with his animated, wagging tale and tongue hanging lazily from his mouth, Ice will happily barrel into a new friend with his signature greeting. This was how the…

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Longtime Foster Dogs Find Their Forever Homes!

Sometimes animals need just a little extra love and time in order to be ready to take on their next adventure of finding their forever homes! Fortunately, over 190 families have opened their homes through our foster program where these pets are able to take all the time they need, whether they are there for behavior…

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