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Dumb Friends League opens new Cat Pavilion at Quebec Street Shelter

new cat pavilionThe Dumb Friends League has opened a new 1,200-square-foot Cat Pavilion at its Quebec Street Shelter in Denver. After five months of construction, the Cat Pavilion welcomed its first feline residents on July 20, just in time for the height of summer and the busiest season for cat intakes at the Dumb Friends League.

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Cats here, there and everywhere in 9TALES campaign

9TalesThis summer and fall, felines from the Dumb Friends League are in the catbird seat when it comes to media attention in the Denver metro area. Our “9TALES” campaign, a partnership with 9NEWS/KUSA, will launch on July 23 with the goal of enhancing the value of cats in our community and increasing cat adoptions overall.

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Bonded pairs: twice the love

Bubba & SadieThere are currently six bonded pairs of dogs waiting for homes at our Quebec Street Shelter—a high number considering we usually have one, maybe two, bonded pairs available for adoption at any given time.

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292 cats find homes during Colorado Cats Count week

292 cat adoptionsA record-breaking 292 cats found loving homes during our Colorado Cats Count week on July 6-12, including 108 cats and kittens adopted during CatFest on Saturday. It was an incredible week for our feline friends, and we’re so proud of our community and those who came out to support Colorado cats. Thank you to everyone who welcomed a homeless cat into their family this week.

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Keona & the pink bunny

Keona and the pink bunnyAbout six months after our 14-year-old Lhasa apso mix, Winky, lost her battle with kidney failure, we donated her toys to the Dumb Friends League. We wanted a fresh start when we adopted another dog. Several visits to the shelter later, we still couldn’t find "the one."

An adoption counselor sat down with us to help. There was a 5-month-old puppy named Keona who was just becoming available for adoption. The counselor asked if we would like to meet her. Of course!

Keona came bounding out to meet us with a pink bunny in her mouth. It was Winky’s bunny that we had donated several days before! It was almost like Winky sent Keona to us.

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