Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Waived cat fees extended through February

Media Contact:
Chris Gallegos

Waived cat fees extended through February

DENVER (Jan. 2, 2012) The League is extending its waived adoption fee for cats 1 year and older through Feb. 29. 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.

Last year, we have seen a high number of cats come through our doors. For the past few months, the Dumb Friends League has asked for the public’s help in finding new homes for these cats, and the League’s call has been heard by supporters around the Denver metro area. Unfortunately, we still have an unusually high number of cats in our care that need loving homes because of this continued need.

“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 behavior training in many cases.

“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, 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 101 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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