Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cat adoption special extended through December

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Chris Gallegos

Cat adoption special extended through December

DENVER (Dec. 1, 2011) Though our call for help has been heard by supporters around the Denver metro area, the Dumb Friends League still has more than 550 cats in its care. Because of the growing need to find these cats their forever homes, the League is extending its waived adoption fee for cats 1 year and older through Dec. 31. The special is taking place at both shelter locations—the Quebec Street shelter in Denver and the Buddy Center in Castle Rock, as well as the adoption center in Northfield-Stapleton and on its mobile adoption unit, the Pet Care-avan.

“The community has responded to our waived adoption fees on cats, but the challenge continues,” said Bob Rohde, president and CEO of the Dumb Friends League.

Every cat adoption includes a spay/neuter surgery, initial vaccinations, a microchip ID implant, a free office visit with a participating veterinarian and a bag of Hill’s Science Diet pet food. The League spends approximately $300 for each homeless cat that comes through its doors, including shelter, foster and medical care, and TLC.

“By choosing to adopt, you get a great deal financially while giving a homeless pet another chance at happiness,” said Rohde. “Plus, adopters welcome more love and companionship into their own lives.”

Interested adopters can view all pets in need of homes online at as well as visit the shelters, which are open seven days a week. For more information on the adoption special and on volunteering as a foster parent for cats, visit or call (303) 751-5772.

About the Dumb Friends League
As the leading animal welfare organization in the Rocky Mountain region, the Dumb Friends League has been helping pets and people in the Denver metro area and beyond for more than 100 years. The Dumb Friends League has two shelter locations: 2080 S. Quebec St. in Denver and the Buddy Center at 4556 Castleton Court in Castle Rock.

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