Give to Dumb Friends League annual Paws to Give now through Jan. 4, 2015, to help homeless pets and horses in its care.Courtesy photo
While you’re making your holiday gift list, don’t forget about the furry, four-legged homeless friends in need of a little extra help this holiday season. The Dumb Friends League is holding its annual Paws to Give fund drive now through Jan. 4, 2015, to help the many homeless pets and horses in its care.
Each holiday season, patrons are invited to our three facilities—the Quebec Street Shelter in Denver, the Buddy Center in Castle Rock, and the Harmony Equine Center in Franktown—to fill out a “paw” decoration with a donation amount and a message, which then is displayed on our walls. Children and adults alike often write something in honor or memory of a special pet or horse. Donations of supplies are also welcome to help us care for the animals, and a wish list can be found online at www.ddfl.org/supplies. This is a great time for patrons to visit the shelters with their families, view the animals in our care, and teach and share the spirit of giving.
“For those who aren’t able to adopt, it’s a great way to make a difference in the life of a homeless pet or horse in need,” said Bob Rohde, Dumb Friends League president and CEO. “Any amount you can give—whether it’s $10, $20, $30 or more—is very much appreciated and can make a big impact for the pets and people in our community.”
This year’s goal of $20,000 will help the Dumb Friends League care for thousands of homeless cats, dogs, small pets and horses. Donations can be made at our facilities, online at www.ddfl.org/give or by mailing a check to Dumb Friends League Paws to Give, 2080 S. Quebec St., Denver, CO 80231.
The private, nonprofit organization spends an average of $25,901 every single day on companion animal services, including $8,087 daily on veterinary care in its shelters and on two mobile clinics. Last year, 17,656 pets and horses were adopted to new homes, returned to their owners or transferred to partner facilities. In addition to adopting out homeless animals, the Dumb Friends League offers many other services, including rehabilitation and adoption for formerly abused and neglected horses, humane education, behavior training for pets, animal cruelty investigations and spay/neuter surgeries at reduced fees, subsidized by donors, for cats and dogs in underserved areas.
For more information about Paws to Give, and to find out how you can help, visit www.ddfl.org/give or call 720-241-7123.
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