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Nation’s Single Largest Dog Walk Celebrates 25 Years
Be part of the nation’s single largest dog walk and a Denver tradition by participating in the 25th annual Dumb Friends League Furry Scurry Saturday, May 5. The event takes place at Denver’s Washington Park and raises money to help the Dumb Friends League care for more than 20,000 homeless pets and horses each year.
Animal lovers and their dogs are invited to enjoy a two-mile walk around beautiful Wash Park, followed by refreshments, food trucks, contests, dog demonstrations and shopping for your furry friends at the Flealess Market—made up of more than 100 pet-related vendors and sponsors.
The Dumb Friends League encourages individuals and teams to register and start fundraising now to increase their impact on homeless pets and horses. Money raised at the Furry Scurry through registration fees and individual donations helps provide medical care to sick and injured animals, behavior training that allows pets to be adopted more quickly, investigations of animal neglect and mistreatment and supports the Dumb Friends League’s overall mission to end pet homelessness and animal suffering.
“We welcome all animals through our doors—whether they are old, ill, injured, unwanted, lost, abused or neglected,” said Dr. Apryl Steele, president and CEO of the Dumb Friends League. “The money raised at the Furry Scurry goes directly to helping homeless pets in our care. Because we are a local, independent nonprofit, what we do is possible thanks to generous support from people in our community.”
Registration for the Furry Scurry is $50 per person and $25 for youth 12 and younger, and includes a Furry Scurry event T-shirt and walk participation bib. Participants can register as an individual, form a team or join 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 7:30 a.m. The walk begins at 9 a.m.
Participants are encouraged to collect donations from friends, family and co-workers to help make an even bigger difference in the lives of homeless pets and horses. Those who fundraise above and beyond their registration fee will receive exciting incentives.
This year, raising money to help homeless pets and horses is easier than ever with the Furry Scurry mobile app. Participants can send emails, monitor fundraising progress and update their personal fundraising pages on the go. Search Furry Scurry 2018 in the App Store or Google Play to download and start fundraising today.
Visit furryscurry.org to learn more including fundraising tips, how to form a team or other ways to get involved.
The 2018 Furry Scurry is sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, HomeAgain, Amica Insurance, 9NEWS, Tokyo Joe’s, Heartgard Plus and Frontline Plus.