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Foothills Animal Shelter receives grant from HSUS and World Spay Day

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In honor of World Spay Day, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) awarded grants totaling $50,000 to shelters around the country to continue strong pet spay and neuter campaigns. Sponsored by the Doris Day Animal Foundation and Abaxis, one of those shelters receiving grants was Golden’s own Foothills Animal Shelter.

World Spay Day was February 24 of this year and during the entire month of February Foothills offered special discounts for the public to get pets spayed and neutered. According to World Spay Day’s website, over 700 events were held around the world to promote pet spay and neuter in February. The other organizations receiving grants include:

  • Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), Lynnwood, WA
  • Loving Companions Animal Rescue, Inc., North Pole, AK
  • Voices for Animals, Charlottesville, VA
  • Animal Defense League of Arizona, Phoenix
  • Paw Placement of North Arizona, Flagstaff
  • The Humane Society of Southern Arizona, Tucson
  • Summers County Humane Society, Hinton, WV
  • Feral Cat Coalition, San Diego, CA

Foothills Animal Shelter received a $7000 grant to provide continued support for the shelter's spay/neuter program. It you have not done so already, get your pet spayed or neutered by calling Foothills Animal Shelter at 720-407-5215 to schedule an appointment. Costs are low, only$40 for cats, $65 for male dogs and $75 for female dogs. Learn more at the shelter's website.

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