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Dumb Friends League Furry Scurry Dog Walk
The Dumb Friends League Furry Scurry dog walk will return to Washington Park for its 22nd year on Saturday, May 2. This Fido-friendly Colorado classic brings together thousands of pets and people for one common goal—to help homeless animals in our community.
Animal lovers and their dogs are invited to enjoy a beautiful spring day while participating in the two-mile walk, followed by refreshments, contests, demonstrations and more than 150 pet-related vendors and sponsors at the “Flealess Market,” featuring everything from the latest trends in pet toys to tasty fare from your favorite local food trucks.
Last year, the Dumb Friends League saved more than 17,500 homeless pets, many of which received vital medical care, behavior training and foster care. Funds raised at the Furry Scurry allow the Dumb Friends League to continue to open its doors to any animal in need—whether they are old, ill, injured, unwanted, neglected, lost or in need of special care.
“Our mission is to speak for those who can’t speak for themselves,” said Bob Rohde, president and CEO of the Dumb Friends League. “The generous support of our community through events like the Furry Scurry is what allows us to be a voice for the animals and make a difference in the lives of homeless pets.”
Registration for the Furry Scurry is $50 per person and $25 for children 12 and younger, and includes a Furry Scurry event T-shirt. Participants can register as an individual or get a group together to form a team. Registration can be completed online at FurryScurry.org, at one of the Dumb Friends League shelter locations, or on event day starting at 7 a.m. The walk begins at 9 a.m.
Participants are encouraged to collect additional donations from friends, family and co-workers to help make an even bigger difference for homeless pets. Great incentives fit for pet lovers will be given to those who fundraise above and beyond their $50 registration fee.
The 2015 Furry Scurry is sponsored by Hill’s® Science Diet®, HomeAgain, Amica Insurance, Whole Foods Market, Heartgard Plus and Frontline Plus. For more information and to register, visit FurryScurry.org.