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Telethon raises more than $375,000 for homeless pets

ave a Heart for Homeless Pets Telethon

Many compassionate viewers donated to the Dumb Friends League Have a Heart for Homeless Pets Telethon on 9NEWS on Feb. 11. The event raised more than $375,000 to help homeless pets and horses in our community.

The telethon moved to a new format and host station this year, airing throughout the day on KUSA/KTVD for the first time in the event’s 18-year history. It featured adoptable pets, guest interviews and videos featuring real stories about how support from our donors has helped transform the lives of homeless pets.

Last year, the Dumb Friends League saved nearly 18,000 homeless pets, many of which received specialized medical care, behavior training and foster care. Funds raised from this year’s telethon will help the Dumb Friends League continue to open its doors to all animals—whether they are old, ill, injured, unwanted, neglected, lost or in need of special care.

Animal lovers who missed the telethon can still make a donation online or by calling (303) 751-5772.

A special thanks to Hill’s Science Diet®, 9NEWS, Amica Insurance, HomeAgain, The KONG Company, Subaru, Mesirow Financial, Bryan Cave, and Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott for their generous support of the Have a Heart for Homeless Pets Telethon.

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