Animal Lovers Prove They “Have a Heart for Homeless Pets”

On Thursday, March 1, Colorado animal lovers proved they have huge hearts by donating nearly $400,000 to the Dumb Friends League Have a Heart for Homeless Pets Telethon.

The annual telethon aired on 9NEWS KUSA/KTVD and was hosted by 9NEWS on-air talent. Throughout the day, viewers saw adorable pets, guest interviews and incredible second-chance stories of homeless pets and horses right here in our community.

Last year, the Dumb Friends League saved more than 19,000 homeless pets and horses, many of which received vital medical care, behavior training and foster care. Funds raised from this year’s telethon will help the Dumb Friends League provide compassionate care and life-changing services to animals in need.

“We open our doors to all animals—whether they are old, ill, injured, unwanted, neglected, lost or in special need of care,” said Dr. Apryl Steele, Dumb Friends League President and CEO. “Support from our friends at 9NEWS and the community allows us to provide vital services and second chances for homeless pets and horses.”

Pet lovers who missed the telethon can still make donations by visiting or by calling (303) 751-5772.

The Have a Heart for Homeless Pets Telethon was sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition.