Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Mobile clinics offer $10 spay/neuter surgeries for cats and kittens

Media Contact:
Chris Gallegos

DENVER (Feb. 28, 2012) The Dumb Friends League is offering $10 spay and neuter surgeries for kittens and cats on our mobile clinics. The promotion kicks off on World Spay Day, Feb. 28, and continues through June 30.

World Spay Day is an international campaign that shines a spotlight on spaying and neutering to help save the lives of companion animals. The campaign promotes spay/neuter as a simple, humane and effective way to curb pet overpopulation and reduce the number of homeless pets that are euthanized here in the United States and abroad.

“It is essential that people who have unaltered cats get them spayed or neutered as soon as possible,” said Theresa Geary, vice president of operations with the League. “Cat overpopulation is a problem in many communities, and Denver is no exception.”

Bring a pet to one of the League’s mobile clinics by 7:30 a.m. The pet will be ready for pickup between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. the same day. No appointment is necessary. Each cat is required to arrive in a carrier or secured container. Owners will receive home care instructions.

“Having a cat spayed or neutered before 5 months of age can help it live a happier, healthier and longer life,” said Geary.

The Dumb Friends League mobile clinics provide donor-subsidized spay and neuter surgeries to pets in underserved communities within the Denver metro area. Each surgery is performed by a veterinarian licensed in the state of Colorado.

To learn more about the Dumb Friends League mobile clinics or to view the clinic schedules, please visit, or call (720) 241-7098, with any questions.

Waived cat fees extended through March 11

Media Contact:
Chris Gallegos

DENVER (Feb. 29, 2012) The Dumb Friends League is extending its waived adoption fee for cats 1 year and older through March 11. 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.

For the past few months, the Dumb Friends League has asked for the public’s help in finding new homes for cats, and the League’s call has been heard by supporters around the Denver metro area.

“The community has responded to our waived adoption fees on cats, but the challenge to find all the cats in our care forever homes 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.

“We want to see cats in loving homes, not in a shelter, which is why we are waiving adoption fees,” said Theresa Geary, vice president of operations. “The most important thing that we can do right now is place these cats into homes. The most important things you can do is adopt a cat!”

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: its main shelter at 2080 S. Quebec St. in Denver and the Buddy Center at 4556 Castleton Court in Castle Rock. For more information about the Dumb Friends League, visit or call (303) 751-5772.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute

This past week I got to meet Tilly and Oscar.  A dog and a cat that reside with Amy and Nancy at the Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute.  

Oscar is a cat that much prefers the company of dogs to the company of other cats.  Amy and Nancy had a few dogs, so Oscar fit right in.  Tilly and Oscar love to play with each other but Oscar, like most cats has the upper hand.

Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute provides an exstensive 330 hour Practitioner Certification Program that includes both animal pathology and anatomy.  They have taught classes across the United States and around the world including Australia and England.    

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Mardi Gras Celebration

Laissez les bons temps rouler! (“Let the good times roll”)

Beads, Creole food and lots of fun…
it will be a party second to none on Saturday, February 18th from 5pm-8pm at Zoom Room Longmont to benefit Big Dogs Huge Paws, Inc. rescue!
The Krewe of Zoom Room is here for your Mardi Gras celebration! Come attired in anything gold, green and purple; catch some beads (no flashing necessary!) and don an optional mask before stepping into our Bourbon Street transformed gym!

Experience a bit of the southern mystique by having your Tarot cards read by Jules Kennedy (she will even read for your dog!).   Jules has been doing psychic consulting for over 22 years.  $5 donation to Big Dog Huge Paws, Inc.  for each reading.
Jazz out to the best of New Orleans Mardi Gras music, sip an authentic Hurricane drink and munch on Lucile’s Creole Cafe red beans and rice. Mardi Gras decorated Doggy Donuts for your pooch and our very own imported King’s cake for you! Just add you, your four-legged friend and the party is complete!

Cover charge: $10 per dog  -  $5 of the cover will be donated to Big Dog Huge Paws, Inc!
Big Dogs Huge Paws was founded on the core philosophy is that every “BIG” dog deserves a chance. Their goal is to make sure that every dog receives only the best of care, food, and training. They  also ensure that the dogs are properly evaluated (medically and behaviorally) and placed according to their special needs.  The dogs BDHPI have chosen to focus rescue efforts on include, Great Danes, Great Pyrenees, Newfoundlands, Saint Bernards, Mastiffs (All Types), Irish Wolfhounds, and Scottish Deerhounds. There is a huge need due to the fact that most of these breeds do not have any legitimate rescue options and there are always more dogs in need than any one organization can help.