This week we have discovered one confirmed case of ringworm and have discovered other cases of skin lesions in both our cat and dog populations. Foothills Animal Rescue is taking this matter seriously, we are taking the appropriate measures to correctly identify, treat and mitigate the exposure. Our animals, volunteers and staff’s health and safety remains a top priority for Foothills Animal Rescue. FAR is committed to ensure that the animals that we adopt out are healthy.
Although not deadly, due to the contagious nature of what we suspect is causing the skin lesions and out of an abundance of caution, we are placing the animals in our care and our facility into quarantine while we continue to evaluate the situation and treat our animals for any and all medical conditions.
This quarantine means that we will be temporarily halting adoptions and intake of animals as well as the volunteer program. Staff and a few select volunteers will be allowed into the facility to care for the animals while in quarantine. We are working closely with our veterinarians and animal welfare colleagues to ensure that we are being cautious and using best practices while under quarantine policies and procedures.
We will be doing our best to keep everyone informed about the status of our programs, but at this time we estimate that we will be under our quarantine status for a minimum of three weeks.
We thank you in advance for your understanding and support during this very challenging and difficult situation. The executive team has not taken this decision lightly and understands the additional loss of impact in the animal welfare community as well as the additional financial costs to assess and treat all animals. Please understand that at this moment we need your support now more than ever and we are happy to answer any questions.
Meet Your New Best Friend
All adoptions are by appointment only Wednesday through Sunday. PLEASE NOTE: We post adoption appointments one week at a time. If you wish to schedule a time but don’t see any current dates, it means all appointments for this week have been filled. We open more appointments every Monday morning. Be sure to check the scheduling calendar often as people do cancel appointments and a spot may open up at the last minute. Thank you!
All of the dogs and cats adopted from FAR are spayed or neutered, microchipped and current on vaccinations.
STEP ONE: Please browse the sections below to see what animals we have in our care that are available for adoption.
STEP TWO: Once you find a furry face that you would like to meet in person, please come back to this page and schedule an appointment.
STEP THREE: Show up to your designated appointment for your adoption consultation and meet and greet.