Where can you find a home entertainment system, laptop and deluxe vacuum for only $50? The Dumb Friends League (Denver, Colorado 80231) launched a clever adoption campaign to find homes for thousands of needy pets. Through June 30, adoption fees have been reduced to $50 for all cats and dogs at both shelter locations.
“We have discounted adoption fees for all cats and dogs because we would rather see more pets in loving homes than in our shelters,” said Bob Rohde, president and CEO of the Dumb Friends League. “And, now more than ever, we need people to adopt their next furry family member.”
Over an eight-month period, the shelters have experienced a 12 percent increase in the number of relinquished pets. An additional 1,570 animals have been surrendered compared to that same timeframe last year. Last year the organization helped save 18,070 cats, dogs and other small pets. The organization hopes to exceed that number this year.
“For these reasons we have decided to take action with an adoption campaign, which we hope results in more pets going into loving homes,” said Rohde. “By adopting, people not only give a homeless pet a second chance at happiness, they welcome more love and companionship into their own lives.”
The campaign not only highlights the discounted adoption fees, it also highlights the benefits of adopting in a creative way—urging adopters to find a $50 home entertainment system, personal trainer, deluxe vacuum cleaner or life coach at one of the Dumb Friends League shelters.
There are more than 350 pets available for adoption at the Dumb Friends League on any given day, with cats and dogs of all ages, sizes, breeds and temperament. All feline and canine adoption fees include spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip ID implant and a free office visit with a participating veterinarian. The $50 adoption fee applies to adult cats and dogs as well as kittens and puppies.
Interested adopters can view all pets in need of homes online on the Dumb Friends League web site as well as visit the Dumb Friends Quebec Street shelter in Denver or the Buddy Center in Castle Rock.
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