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    Be Kind To Animals Week is May 1-7, 2011

    Foothills Animal Shelter, one of the largest animal shelters in the metro Denver area, will celebrate “Be Kind to Animals Week” during the week of May 1-7. The purpose of this week is to commemorate the role animals play in our lives, promote ways to continue to treat them humanely, and encourage others to do the same. Although “Be Kind to Animals Week” is only celebrated once a year, Foothills Animal Shelter promotes the humane and kind treatment of animals every day.

    There are several ways the community can participate in this week, as well as promote animal welfare every day.

    • Spay or neuter your pets to keep them healthy and help prevent pet overpopulation. Foothills Animal Shelter offers low-cost spay and neuter procedures to the public.
    • Vaccinate and microchip your pet to keep them healthy and safe. Foothills Animal Shelter also offers low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics.
    • Report animal abuse. If you are suspicious of any kind of animal abuse, let your local animal control agency know, even if done so anonymously.
    • Help your local animal shelter care for homeless, abused and neglected animals by donating wish list items (such as blankets, toys, etc), donating financially, or donating your time.
    • Adopt a pet from a shelter like Foothills Animal Shelter. There are lots of wonderful dogs, cats, rabbits and birds all waiting to find their forever homes.

    About Foothills Animal Shelter

    The mission of Foothills Animal Shelter, previously known as Table Mountain Animal Center, is to provide the best care possible for every animal that enters our doors. The organization is a true resource for the pet community — including low-cost spaying and neutering, vaccinations, microchipping, dog licensing, community room rental, and dog training. Founded in 1976, the public/private partnership provides animal control services to nine municipalities within Jefferson County. The open-admissions facility (that never turns any animal away) cares for over 9,000 animals annually and is one of the largest animal shelters in the metro Denver area. The organization moved into a brand new 33,000-square-foot facility located at 580 McIntyre in Golden in August of 2010. Check out www.FoothillsAnimalShelter.org View exit disclaimer policy page for links to third-party websites. for more information and to view all of the animals up for adoption.

    May 2, 2011

    Last Updated: 5-31-2013