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Remembering Hurricane Katrina

Katrina dogTen years ago, the Dumb Friends League was among the animal welfare groups from around the country that assisted in relief efforts to help the animal victims of Hurricane Katrina. We welcomed nearly 130 dogs at our shelter, treated their medical issues and placed them in foster homes with families who were tasked with searching for their owners. We also cared for the pets of evacuees who were relocated to Denver until they could find permanent housing.

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Eight starved horses ready for new lives after 11 months at Harmony Equine Center

Eight starved and neglected horses that were rescued last fall from a property in Black Forest, Colo.,—including Dual Peppy, a world-famous champion sire and performance horse—are ready to start new lives after recovering from their ordeal at the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center.

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Lulu’s Barkin’ BBQ raises nearly $800,000 for homeless pets

Lulu's BBQ 2015 adoptable dogGenerous local and out-of-town guests donated nearly $800,000 to help provide programs and services for homeless animals at the Dumb Friends League Buddy Center and the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center™ at our signature summer fundraiser, Lulu’s Barkin’ BBQ, on Saturday, Aug. 15.

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International Homeless Animals Day adoption special

WhisperToday, there are more than 1,150 homeless pets in our care. This Saturday, Aug. 15, is International Homeless Animals Day—a day dedicated to bringing awareness to those pets who have no place left to turn and inspiring compassion in our community to give them the second chances they deserve.

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Devon is affectionate and handsome.

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King Petey the Beloved

King PeteyPetey is doing very well. He’s adapted well to our home and our lifestyle, and seems very happy. He’s gotten much braver around strangers, and he sure has become the king of our castle.

When we first got Petey, he spent a lot of time on the end of the sofa, which we called his “safe spot.” He would go there when he felt stressed or when we had company. He doesn’t use the safe spot at all anymore, which tells me he’s gotten very comfortable here. He’s pretty much taken over our home, which is OK with us because we’ve grown very attached to him and love him very much.

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