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Dumb Friends League Turns 106
On Sept. 8, the Dumb Friends League turns 106 years old, and to celebrate, the local animal welfare organization is offering discounted pet adoptions on cats and dogs.
Starting Friday, Sept. 9 through Sunday, Sept. 11, the Dumb Friends League is offering waived adoption fees for all adult cats (1 year and older) and $25 off the adoption fee for all adult dogs (1 year and older). All adoptions include a spay/neuter surgery, initial vaccinations, a microchip identification implant and a free visit to a participating veterinarian within the first 14 days of adoption. The standard adoption screening process still applies.
“We are proud to have been serving this community for the last 106 years,” said Bob Rohde, president and CEO of the Dumb Friends League. “In that time we’ve helped change millions of lives—both of the pets that come to our shelters and the people they share their lives with. But we could not do any of it without our adopters, volunteers, generous donors and the unwavering support of our community.”
The Dumb Friends League is the largest community-based animal welfare organization in the Rocky Mountain region, providing compassionate care to more than 20,000 homeless pets each year. In addition to finding homes for pets and horses, the League offers many other programs, including foster care, humane education, behavior training, animal welfare investigations, lost and found, and spay and neuter services for cats and dogs in underserved areas of metro Denver at reduced fees, subsidized by Dumb Friends League donors.
Founded in 1910, the Dumb Friends League was named after a London, England animal welfare group called “Our Dumb Friends League.” In those days, the term “dumb” was widely used to refer to animals because they lacked the power of human speech. Since then, the Dumb Friends League has become a national leader in animal welfare and has a four-star rating through Charity Navigator.
To learn more about the Dumb Friends League and its programs and services for pets and people in our community, visit ddfl.org.