Foothills Humane Society shelter gets happy faceliftPublished 10:47am Thursday, May 3, 2012
Have you been to the shelter recently?
All I can say is ‘Wow.’ There has been much construction chaos and it has driven everyone crazy except now … it is absolutely gorgeous. Walk into the shelter and see our new reception area. It is beautiful and spacious and the use of color is wonderful.
There is also an entirely new entry for intake to the left of the main door, for when someone brings an animal into the shelter. It is quieter, calmer and safer to have new animals come in a different way than through the adoption center, and it ensures there is no spread of disease to the shelter animals. The new layout is terrific.
Speaking of coming to see the shelter, I have heard some humans say they don’t want to come because they are afraid it will be sad. Well, there are times when there is a sad story here, but most of the stories are happy, and have great endings.
Unlike many shelters, our shelter has committed to never euthanize any animal to make room for more, just because we are running out of space. Our staff and volunteers use their brains and to find positive ways to move the animals. They take the animals to special events for adoptions, transport them to rescues and new homes out of our area, find foster homes to give them more time to be adopted, have them trained so they are more adoptable – the list of creative ideas to help these animals is endless.