Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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.