On Monday, August 29, Foothills Animal Shelter made a special announcement. After a three-month search, the Shelter has hired Troy Kerstetter as their new Director of Operations.
Many people throughout the animal welfare community will remember the previous Director, Angela Davis, who had been with the shelter for five years, back when they were known as Table Mountain Animal Center. She will be greatly missed, but is beginning a new chapter in Woodland Park, CO. Her official last day was September 3.
Kerstetter has arrived from Bend, OR where he has a long history of shelter animal service. After completing his enlistment in the US Navy, he began his animal welfare career at the Humane Society of Santa Clara Valley in Sunnyvale, CA. After four years as the Office Manager and Adoption Health Technician he then moved to Bend where he was the Shelter Manager at the Humane Society of Central Oregon and was later named Animal Welfare Director. During his 11 years in Oregon, the shelter saw an increase in adoptions and in reuniting lost animals with their owners as well as developing a strong community presence. He has also been involved with the design and completion of two new animal shelters and a spay/neuter clinic and has served as a Humane Society Board Vice President, a training/behavioral instructor and a veterinary assistant.
Kerstetter has an Australian Shepherd and a three-legged dog who competes in Frisbee dog competitions.
Foothills Animal Shelter Board members, staff and volunteers would like to thank Davis for all of her support through the years and would like to welcome Kerstetter to Colorado and the local animal welfare community.
Foothills Animal Shelter moved into their new 33,000 square-foot facility last August where they strive to provide the best care possible for every animal that enters the new facility’s doors. They provide low-cost spay and neuter services, vaccinations, microchipping and dog licensing for the public as well as dog training and community room rental. They are an open-admissions facility that never turns any animal away. Foothills Animal Shelter cares for 10,000 animals a year and is one of the largest animal shelters in the Denver Metro area.
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