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    Support Foothills Animal Shelter on Colorado Gives Day

    Shelter Encourages Animal Lovers to Donate on Tuesday, December 6

    (GOLDEN, CO – November 30, 2016) – Foothills Animal Shelter invites Coloradans to support the thousands of homeless pets cared for by the Shelter each year by donating on Colorado Gives Day, Tuesday, December 6, 2016.

    Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide initiative to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving for a 24-hour period. People throughout Colorado are encouraged to donate online to their favorite nonprofit. Donations can be prescheduled at any time on the ColoradoGives.org website or can be made directly on December 6, 2016. Last year, $28.5 million was raised for Colorado nonprofits in just 24 hours and more than $42,000 was raised for Foothills Animal Shelter.

    “The donations we receive on Colorado Gives Day will help us ensure more homeless pets get the care they need and find the homes they deserve,” says Richard Eveleigh, Executive Director. “Each year, Foothills Animal Shelter helps more than 9,500 pets find their forever homes – pets like Trooper, a 10-day-old kitten who, thanks to the Shelter, survived a terrible animal attack and a leg amputation, but now enjoys his days with his adoptive family. Our goal is to raise $50,000 this year on Colorado Gives Day, which will support our efforts to care for pets like Trooper.”

    Every donation on Colorado Gives Day will qualify for the Community First Foundation and FirstBank $1 Million Incentive Fund that increases the value of every donation made. At the completion of Colorado Gives Day, the Foundation will determine each nonprofit's share of the incentive fund.

    Donations on Colorado Gives Day will be made through Friends of Foothills Animal Shelter, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to raise direct support for the Shelter and its important mission of saving lives. Any donation made helps the homeless pets at Foothills Animal Shelter and is tax-deductible. To donate, visit www.coloradogives.org/FriendsFoothillsAnimalShelter.



    About Foothills Animal Shelter
    The organization is a true resource for the pet community — including adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found, affordable spaying and neutering, vaccinations and microchipping. The open-admissions facility (that never turns any animal away) cares for over 9,500 orphaned pets each year. Visit www.FoothillsAnimalShelter.org
     for more information or in person seven days a week at 580 McIntyre Street in Golden, 80401 (on the northwest corner of the Jefferson County Fairgrounds near 6th Avenue & Indiana).

    Jessi Burns
    Foothills Animal Shelter Marketing and Communications Manager

    November 30, 2016

    Foothills Animal Shelter CO Gives Day

    Last Updated: 11-30-2016