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From the Dumb Friends League (Denver, Colorado 80231; Castle Rock, Colorado 80109)

In the animal world, October is known as Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month—a month dedicated to increasing awareness of the millions of shelter dogs looking for homes across the country.

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Dogs like Tilly, a blind, 10-year-old Maltese mix, and Max, a 1-year-old, three-legged boxer, are given a second chance for happiness, along with thousands of other homeless dogs, at the Dumb Friends League. The League provides each dog, regardless of age or condition, with compassionate care and customized treatment at its two shelters.

Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month is also a time to debunk a number of misconceptions about shelter pets. For example, many people think that dogs are brought to shelters because they did something “wrong.” That typically isn’t true. A majority of the pets in our care are surrendered due to “people reasons,” like having to move, allergies, or a lack of time or money to care for a pet.

While behavior problems can occasionally be a reason that pets are surrendered, most issues can be resolved with proper training and extra time and attention from the pet’s owner. Many dog “problems” actually are common canine behaviors that were most likely not understood by the previous owner.

For dogs in our care that need a little extra TLC, the Dumb Friends League provides in-shelter training programs to help them become better candidates for adoption. For example, Head Start teaches good behavior to our more challenging young adult dogs, and Canine Courage is specifically geared toward helping timid and under-socialized canines. We also offer free behavior advice through our Pet Behavior Helpline to all dog owners—whether you have adopted from us or not—in order to curb undesirable behaviors and keep people and pets living happily together.

If you’re looking for your next best furry friend, we encourage you to choose the adoption option. From Oct. 1 through Oct. 25, we’ll take $50 off the adoption fee for all dogs 1 year and older. This adoption special is sponsored by Hill’s Science Diet®. By adopting one of our homeless dogs, you will not only be providing a loving home to a grateful pet, but you will help open up space for another homeless pet in need at our shelters.

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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.

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The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) estimates that approximately 5 to 7 million companion animals will enter shelters nationwide in 2012. Unfortunately, the number of cats entering shelters has steadily increased, meaning more and more of our furry friends are left without a permanent place to call home. In addition, animal shelters across the country are facing slashed funding and are unable to care for many of the felines who could use their help.

To comfort these misplaced cats and promote June as Adopt-A-Cat month, Imperial Cat has expanded their brand of high-end feline friendly products to include Scratch ‘n Bits™. The affordable line of scratchers is designed exclusively for shelter cats and promotes feline adoption. The honeycomb texture of Scratch ‘n Bits simulates the feel of real tree bark and satisfies kitty’s natural instinct to scratch, encouraging a healthy feline lifestyle. These affordable scratchers help misplaced kitties relieve stress and feel a little more comfortable before finding a new home. Once adopted, pet parents are encouraged to bring kitty’s Scratch ‘n Bits home with them, to help the cat transition and discourage anxious clawing at household furniture – the leading reason for relinquishing household cats.

For the fourth consecutive year, Imperial Cat customers have the option to purchase and ship a case of 20 units of Scratch ‘n Bits directly to the shelter of their choice for only $25 (shipping included). Imperial Cat’s Director of Sales, Kristie Hamilton comments, “Cats are our priority. If there is a feline need, Imperial Cat wants to be the solution. No cat should be forgotten, especially those without a family or a forever home.” By encouraging people to support local animal shelters throughout the month of June, Imperial Cat hopes to inspire others to do good deeds for homeless animals year-round, while spreading the message about the importance of pet adoption.

Because Imperial Cat wants every shelter kitty to be happy and healthy, Scratch ‘n Bits fit a variety of shelter spaces and appeal to all types of cats. Scratch ‘n Bits are made in the USA, from 100% post consumer recycled materials and are 100% recyclable. Visit www.catclaws.com/adoptacat to buy Scratch ‘n Bits to donate to your community shelter today.

About Imperial Cat

For 25 years, Imperial Cat has manufactured high quality, eco-friendly and natural cat products developed to enhance the lives of cats and their owners. For more information, please visit www.ImperialCat.com or contact Kristie Hamilton at 501-354-8466.

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From the SPCA of Anne Arundel County (Annapolis, Maryland 21403)

We are offering special cat adoption fees for Senior Citizens 65 and older through January 31st; cats 9 months and older 50% off. We have many wonderful cats who are looking for new homes.

Please spread the word and help us find great homes for our homeless cats like Otis. Otis is a 2 1/2 year old neutered male domestic long-haired cat.

Adoptions fees are just $22.50 to approved applicants for mixed breed cats who are 9 months and older through January 31st.

All cats are spayed/neutered, current on vaccines, Feline Leukemia and FIV negative and microchipped.

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From the Washington Humane Society (Washington, DC 20012)

The Washington Humane Society is celebrating Flurry of Furries in January and February! Warm up your winter and your heart with a new furry friend!

Already have a pet? Warm their winter with a buddy! Many pets enjoy the companionship, exercise, social interaction, and mental stimulation another animal can provide. Plus, all cat adoptions are two for the price of one!

Learn more about Flurry of Furries and the benefits of adopting a WHS shelter pet. Meet adoptable animals at our shelters and at our community events this month!

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From the Rutland County Humane Society (Pittsford, Vermont 05763)

“Thank ‘Cat’ it’s Friday” is currently going on at the Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS)! Every Friday during the month of January if you bring in an item from our wish list, the adoption fee for an adult cat will be waived. Help us stock our supply shelves for the winter and, at the same time, find great homes for our adult cats.

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Some of our wish list items include HE laundry soap, large kitchen and 33-gallon trash bags, liquid dish soap, paper towels, bleach, dog and cat toys, sturdy 6′ dog leashes, and non-clumping cat litter. For the full wish list, please visit our web site.

RCHS has great adult cats looking for their forever homes and are ready to be adopted. Regular adoption policies apply.

The shelter is open Wednesday from 12-7 and Thursday through Saturday from 12-5 for visiting with the animals and adoptions. We hope to see you on Fridays this January!

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From Valley Animal Center (Fresno, California 93726)

The Valley Animal Center’s Dog Adoption Center is recognizing the ever adaptable, fun-loving terriers this holiday season! We have some wonderful dogs that are featured this winter.

Some of these are familiar faces that we are hoping can finally get the forever home they so deserve; others are new friends who are also looking for that second chance. Some are purebreds, some are mixed with all kinds of friendly furries! Some are older dogs, some are puppies.

2-year-old male terrier mix “Cyber” is one of our merrier terriers! 

Either way, these dogs are ready to go home. Come on by and meet them and have a MERRIER TERRIER NEW YEAR!

All of our dogs and puppies have all their current vaccinations, have been microchipped, de-wormed, spayed or neutered, and have been treated with a monthly topical flea treatment.

For more information, come into the Dog Adoption Center 7 days a week from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, call us at (559) 233-8717, or visit our web site.

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From the Dumb Friends League (Denver, Colorado 80231)

Though our call for help has been heard by supporters around the Denver metro area, the Dumb Friends League still has more than 550 cats in its care. Because of the growing need to find these cats their forever homes, the League is extending its waived adoption fee for cats 1 year and older through Dec. 31. 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.

“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 TLC.

“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 ddfl.org as well as visit the shelters, which are open seven days a week. For more information on the adoption special and on volunteering as a foster parent for cats, visit the Dumb Friends League web site or call (303) 751-5772.

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From the Escondido Humane Society (Escondido, California 92027)

The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are cooling, which means one thing: winter is here. One way our community can endure the winter season is by surrounding themselves by the warmth and comfort of a new furry friend.

The Escondido Humane Society is reducing adoption fees to just $25 the entire month of December to make it even easier to adopt. EHS has many wonderful dogs, cats and bunnies in all shapes, sizes, ages and personalities, and they all are eager to spend the holidays with a family.

Adoption fees include spay/neuter; microchip with lifetime registration; up-to-date vaccinations; dog licensing (Escondido, San Marcos and Poway areas only); wellness exam after adoption; and behavior support for dogs and cats for lifetime of animal.

Regular adoption fees are $110 for puppies and kittens up to 6 months; $85 for adult dogs and cats (6 months and up); $55 for senior dogs and cats (7 years and up); and $45 for all bunnies.

For more information, call (760) 888-2275 or log on to the Escondido Humane Society web site to view adoptable animals online. The Escondido Humane Society Adoption Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

About the Escondido Humane Society

Founded in 1915, the Escondido Humane Society is a regional animal care center that provides animal care, adoption, protection, rescue and educational services to North Inland San Diego County. EHS protects 155,000 animals and shelters 4,500 more each year.

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From the Lexington Humane Society (Lexington, Kentucky 40504)

So many animals find themselves homeless for the holidays. Let us show you The Value of Love with our special adoption prices through December! Cat adoption prices start at just $19, and dog adoption prices start at $59. Exotic animals start at $5!

Click here to read about our adoption process, fees and details, or to see the wonderful animals that are available here at LHS!

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