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Celebrate Cats with Waived Adoption Fees and Craft Beer

The Dumb Friends League is dedicating an entire week to celebrating all things feline. During the League’s popular event CatFest, beginning Sunday July 1, adoption fees will be waived on all cats one-year-old and older with the goal of finding homes for 250 cats and kittens. The adoption fees will be waived at both the Quebec Street Shelter in Denver and Buddy Center in Castle Rock, Colo.

New this year, pet-lovers are invited to raise a glass to a successful week of cat adoptions with craft beer, music and more at Catwalk, the Dumb Friends League’s newest cat-themed event, Saturday, July 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Quebec Street Shelter.

Catwalk is a ticketed, 21-and-older event. Admission includes beer tastings from local breweries at different stations where guests can learn about programs that benefit our feline friends and view cats available for adoption. Tickets are available for $20, or at the discounted rate of $15 for anyone who adopts a cat during CatFest week, and can be purchased at Designated driver tickets are also available for $10.

Food from local food trucks, additional beer tickets for our beer garden and cat merchandise, including 2018 Catwalk T-shirts, will also be available for purchase. Anyone who signs up to become a monthly donor will receive a commemorative beer glass.

Entry to the event requires age verification at check-in, so please bring valid identification. Guests will receive a “pawport,” which includes information about the locations of the various beer sampling and cat information stations. Pawports stamped at every booth will be entered to win a prize.

Guests are invited to stop by the Hill’s Science Diet booth to receive a free sample of cat food and enjoy a wine tasting.

Participating breweries include Comrade Brewing Co., Copper Kettle Brewing Co., Westfax Brewing Co., 3 Freaks Brewery and The Brew on Broadway.

Catwalk takes place at the Dumb Friends League Quebec Street Shelter at 2080 S. Quebec Street in Denver. Our feline friends request that you leave your canine companions at home for this event.

Waived adoption fees during the week of CatFest are sponsored by Petco Foundation.

To learn more about Catwalk, or to purchase tickets, visit

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