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    National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week

    Foothills Animal Shelter, one of the largest animal shelters in the metro Denver area, will honor the Animal Control Officers of Jefferson County for the week of April 10-16. Foothills Animal Shelter contracts with Animal Control Officers across Jefferson County to keep neighborhoods safe, educate the community and protect animals.

    Animal Control Officers rescue animals that are lost or homeless and bring them to Foothills Animal Shelter to be reunited with their families or find new forever homes. Officers also investigate animal abuse and respond to a variety of citizen requests for services, including leash law enforcement, regulating barking dogs, regulating dangerous dogs, dog licensing and rabies control. This week of appreciation will give recognition to the hard-working men and women of Animal Control who continually provide quality enforcement in public safety, animal control and animal welfare. Join the Foothills Animal Shelter in applauding all the local Animal Control Officers for their dedication and outstanding service.

    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 in August of 2010. Visit www.FoothillsAnimalShelter.org for more information and to view all of the animals up for adoption.

    April 8, 2011

    Last Updated: 5-31-2013