751 and counting. That is how many cats and kittens the Dumb Friends League (Denver, Colorado 80231) has in its care. Because of that alarming number, the area’s largest animal welfare organization is waiving adoption fees through June 30 for cats 1 year and older. June is Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month.
“Our number one goal is to find a forever home for all of the cats in our care,” said Bob Rohde, president and CEO for the League. “Unfortunately, there is an endless stream of homeless cats coming through our doors each day, and we now need the community’s help more than ever.”
The free feline adoptions will be offered at both shelter locations—the Quebec Street shelter in Denver and the Buddy Center in Castle Rock—as well as the adoption center at Northfield-Stapleton and on its mobile adoption unit, the Pet Care-avan. The waived adoption fee includes a spay/neuter surgery, initial vaccinations, microchip ID implant and a free office visit with a participating veterinarian. The League spends approximately $300 on each homeless cat, including shelter, food and medical care, so adopters are getting a great deal for a lifetime of love and companionship.
Families that cannot adopt at this time can still help by becoming foster parents for adult cats. Foster parents provide temporary care for an animal in their home until it is ready for adoption or until space is available at the shelters. The League provides foster families with food and supplies, as well as veterinary care for pets as needed.
For more information on the Dumb Friends League, or to adopt or foster a homeless cat, visit the Dumb Friends League web site or call (303) 751-5772.
About the Dumb Friends League
Founded in 1910, the Dumb Friends League is the largest community-based animal welfare organization in the Rocky Mountain Region helping pets and people in the Denver metro area and beyond. In 2012, the League expanded the scope of its services to include providing shelter, care and hope for abused and neglected equines in Colorado. The Dumb Friends League has shelters at 2080 S. Quebec St. in Denver and the Buddy Center at 4556 Castleton Court in Castle Rock, as well as the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center near Franktown. For more information about the Dumb Friends League, visit the Dumb Friends League web site or call (303) 751-5772.