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Hundreds of dogs brought to Colorado to find loving homes
Last month, the Dumb Friends League completed a major dog relocation project. In just two-and-a-half-weeks, staff members and volunteers, led by the League’s transfer team, moved more than 300 dogs from an overcrowded out-of-state animal shelter to Colorado and other surrounding states.
The relocation project began after the Dumb Friends League learned of deteriorating conditions at an animal shelter in Texas. “Our mission is to prevent suffering and we deployed multiple Dumb Friends League teams to help these dogs as quickly as possible,” said Dr. Apryl Steele, CEO-designate for the Dumb Friends League. “We recognized an urgent need to move the dogs to a shelter that could provide medical care, appropriate housing and adoption opportunities to get them into loving homes.”
A total of 339 Texas dogs were removed from the Texas shelter during the two-and-a-half-week period. One hundred sixty-nine of the dogs remained at the Dumb Friends League where many of them have already been adopted by compassionate Coloradans, while others are currently waiting to meet their forever families. The remaining 170 dogs were transferred to partner animal shelters and rescue organizations in Colorado, Utah and Iowa.
Upon arriving at the Dumb Friends League, the dogs received health examinations, spay/neuter surgeries and age-appropriate vaccinations. Some required additional medical care for external and internal parasites, dental disease and open wounds.
To ensure the safety of all animals in Colorado, any pet that arrives at the Dumb Friends League receives a behavior and health assessment. Animals with medical or behavior needs receive care and training before being available for adoption .
If you are interested in adopting, please call (303) 751-5772, or click here to see all pets currently waiting to find their forever homes.