On Sunday, June 1, Foothills Animal Shelter began the three-month ASPCA/Rachael Ray $100K Challenge by staging free pet adoptions all day. While the shelter was expecting to be busy, the staff did not expect a whopping 107 pet adoptions in a single day.
The day started with a line of people standing outside waiting to find a forever friend. The first pet adopted was a cute little pup named Sake. After only one hour the shelter had adopted a record-breaking 32 with the adoption of a furry black dog named Victor.
The event, which ran all day, 10 AM to 6 PM, has become Foothills Animal Shelter’s best single-day adoption event ever and it was only the first day of the challenge. However, the challenge is not over and the shelter will continue to offer pet adoptions for Half Price the rest of this week through Saturday, June 7. The shelter would also like to thank Grandma’s Frozen Noodles, the official June sponsor. Grandma’s Frozen Noodles will donate $5 for every pet saved during the month of June. The sponsor now has to pay $535 for the first day.
While the event began with a successful day, there is still a long way to go for the challenge. Foothills Animal Shelter is in need of help during the extra busy summer months. Anyone interested in becoming a kitten foster parent can contact the shelter to register. Summer is when kittens multiply and even without the challenge, the shelter needs extra hands to help all the baby kittens born during the busy spring and summer season. Visit the shelter’s website or call 303-278-7575 to learn more about fostering kittens.
For those interested in finding a new forever friend visit the shelter’s Find Your Soul Mate website to learn even more about the $100K Challenge. Read the many success stories the shelter has had matching pets with families or take a compatibility quiz yourself to find a mate that’s best for you. Visitors can also peruse a library of online photos of dogs and cats available for adoption.
Perhaps adopting a pet is not in the cards for you right now. No problem. People can still help Foothills Animal Shelter achieve its goals by following the shelter on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and by letting friends and neighbors know about the challenge. For those adopting pets, use the links to post photos of your new friend online. Select a link to get started.
The ASPCA/Rachael Ray $100K Challenge continues through August so many more special adoption events will be announced over the summer. To learn more about the challenge, read Lakewood Pet Examiner previous article “Foothills Animal Shelter selected for $100K Challenge." Follow the Lakewood Pet Examiner to learn more about upcoming events.
Foothills Animal Shelter is located at 580 McIntyre Street on the Jefferson County Fairgrounds near 6th Avenue West. Nationally, the 50 shelters participating in the $100K Challenge have saved 1,686 lives in the first few days.
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