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2014 Report to the Community

PETS IN OUR CARE Foothills Animal Shelter is an open admissions shelter, meaning we never turn away an animal. The pets in our care come to us in many different ways—from Animal Control Officers who find lost pets in the community, to owners who can no longer care for their pets. 2,300 Animal Control Officers (lost, hoarding and abuse cases, etc.) 2,118 Good Samaritans (lost animals) 1,777 Relinquished by Owners 724 Other (offspring, end of life services, etc.) 2,415 Partner Shelters & Rescues Metro Denver Shelter Alliance Foothills Animal Shelter is a member of the Metro Denver Shelter Alliance (MDSA), a coalition of 25 public and private shelters, rescue groups and other animal service providers committed to saving pets and fostering responsible pet ownership. Animal Control Partners We work closely with Animal Control Officers to keep our neighborhoods safe, protect animals and educate the community. The communities we serve include Arvada, Edgewater, Golden, Lakewood, Sheridan, Westminster, Wheat Ridge and unincorporated Jefferson County. 4 Foothills Animal Shelter 2014 Report to the Community Couple Opens Their Hearts to Senior Pet When John and Carolyn came to Foothills Animal Shelter, they first looked at a younger dog. But after meeting the rambunctious canine, they realized that maybe they weren’t up to having such an energetic pup. That’s when John and Carolyn spotted Floyd, an eight-year-old Chow Chow, and they knew what they really wanted. They took Floyd home and gave their hearts to this senior dog. “He is a darling,” says John. “And even if we don’t get to have him in our lives for long, he is a sweetheart and likes his new home, his new bed and his big backyard.” Where did homeless pets arrive from in 2014? 9,334 Total Number of Animals Cared For


2014 Report to the Community
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