Intermountain Companion

Happy New Year!

IMHS kicked off 2016 by transferring in 41 animals into our care from overcrowded shelters needing help moving cats and dogs. Of these transfers, 31 felines and 6 canines made their way out of Colorado shelters into ours. Four other adult dogs also crossed over into our beautiful state and comfortably arrived at IMHS, healthy and happy. Fourteen felines were brought into our care after being rescued from the outside world, in adverse weather conditions and with no shelter from elements. All in the month of January! Just in the first 6 weeks of 2016, 64 animals have gone to their new forever homes, 42 felines and 22 canines. A very successful start with many more animals to be saved!

Ways to Get Involved

The shelter's available volunteer positions change nearly every month. Currently, the shelter is looking for two committed individuals for Sunday morning cat care. This rewarding opportunity to care for the fancy felines of IMHS requires the following: Position Summary: Volunteers are needed between 8.30 a.m. - 11 a.m. to perform cleaning and animal care duties in the cat adoption room, to include feeding and socializing with the cats, cleaning cages, and sweeping and mopping the floor in preparation for opening the shelter at 11am. Please be aware this position involves direct contact with cleaning chemicals. IMHS offers protective gear for your protection. Although, many volunteers prefer

Shelter Volunteer of the Month

Allyse Nothstine, IMHS’ Sunday youth volunteer, has been recognized for all her dedicated hours given to helping the animals, assisting the public while at the shelter, and offering great advice with compassion and respect. Allyse is very knowledgeable about the care and behavior of animals and has a strong ability to communicate with others. She has been with IMHS for several years now. Thanks to the Alamo Drafthouse in Littleton for sponsoring our Volunteer Appreciation Program, Allyse was awarded a pair of tickets to any upcoming show! Please support our supporters:

March: The Importance of Grooming Your Pets!

Sitting on the fence about grooming your dog or cat? Aside from helping you keep the fur from flying at home, there are a lot of health benefits for your pet with regular grooming. The following articles provide you with some great insight to the importance of grooming your dogs and your cats. The Importance of Grooming Your Puppy Why Grooming Your Dog Is Great for His Health Health Benefits of Grooming Your Cat Brushing your Cat's Coat

Featured foster dog looking for his forever home

Kirby is loving, gentle 6 year old Chesapeake Bay Retriever mix. He lost his owner last year to cancer and is in search of a family that will give him lots of belly rubs and opportunities to get out for walks and hikes. He grew up with 2 children, 2 dogs and 2 cats so gets along with everyone. If you or anyone you know would be interested in meeting Kirby, please call (303) 838-2668 to schedule a time to meet him.

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