Local animal homes celebrated at Foothills Animal Shelter

GOLDEN, Colo. (KDVR) – Foothills Animal Shelter celebrates essential service provided by volunteer foster families National Pet Promotion Month.

Foster families provide a safe place for homeless animals to prepare for adoption by overcoming fear, expressing their personality, recovering from medical issues or trauma, and opening up space in a shelter for make room for other pets.

“We are incredibly lucky to have a group of hospitality volunteers who support our rescue work. Their dedication means we can provide temporary homes for more animals with medical or behavioral needs, ”said Connie Howard, General Manager of Foothills Animal Shelter.

Love Petco, a national non-profit organization, shares welcome stories and provides resources. Marketing Your Pet, Foster Tips & Advice, and Foster Myths Debunked are some of the promote resources available online.

Fostering can be easy, very rewarding, and goes a long way to ending preventable pet euthanasia, according to Petco Love.

“What they are doing is so powerful. If less than 2% of the 85 million pet-owning households in the United States welcomed one animal per year, tomorrow we could end preventable euthanasia in animal shelters across the country, ”said Susanne Kogut, President of Petco Love.

“Our foster volunteers share our passion to improve the situation for animals in our community, which drives our mission every day,” said Howard. “We couldn’t do our job without foster care volunteers opening their hearts and their homes to help care for homeless pets. “

Find a pet at Foothills animal shelter.

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