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Dumb Friends League Furry Scurry Raises Nearly $950,000

Thousands of two- and four-legged friends took part in the largest single dog walk in the country at Denver’s Washington Park on Saturday, May 6, raising nearly $950,000 (and counting) for programs and services to help homeless pets at the Dumb Friends League. Fundraising for the Furry Scurry continues through June 6, and donations can be made at

The Furry Scurry drew a crowd of approximately 10,000 people and 5,000 pets to Washington Park on Saturday to celebrate the human-animal bond and support homeless pets in our community. In addition to the walk, pet lovers had the opportunity to watch and participate in dog contests and demos, meet adoptable pets, enjoy food from local food trucks and shop for pet-friendly goods and services at the Flealess Market.

“Our compassionate community makes everything we do possible,” said Bob Rohde, president and CEO of the Dumb Friends League. “We’re able to open our doors to any animal in need and provide exceptional care to homeless pets thanks to support from our donors, adopters, partners and sponsors. Only together can we reach our goal to end pet homelessness and animal suffering.”

The Dumb Friends League takes in an average of 60 homeless pets every day—more than 22,000 last year. In addition to finding homes for pets and horses, the League offers many other programs, including veterinary care, foster care, humane education, behavior training, animal welfare investigations, equine services, lost and found, free cat spay and neuter surgeries at Solutions Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic, and income-based, reduced-fee spay and neuter services for cats and dogs through our mobile units, subsidized by Dumb Friends League donors.

The 2017 Furry Scurry was sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, HomeAgain, Amica Insurance, Subaru, Merial Limited, Furniture Row, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP, Henry Schein, VCA and Goodtimes.

Pet lovers can still help homeless pets and earn fundraising incentives by making a donation through June 6 to the Furry Scurry. For more information, visit or call (303) 751-5772.

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