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Thousands of Coloradans Help Homeless Pets and Horses

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 5, raising $875,000 (and counting) for programs and services to help homeless pets and horses at the Dumb Friends League. Fundraising for the Furry Scurry continues through June 5, and donations can be made at

The 25th annual Furry Scurry drew a crowd of approximately 10,000 people and 5,000 dogs to Washington Park on Saturday to celebrate the human-animal bond and support homeless pets and horses 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 Flea-less Market.

“We are so grateful to be a part of such a compassionate community,” said Apryl Steele, President and CEO of the Dumb Friends League. “The work we do wouldn’t be possible without their continued support of our mission, programs and services that help pets and horses in need.”

The Dumb Friends League takes in an average of 60 homeless animals every day—more than 22,000 last year.
Money raised at the Furry Scurry 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 League’s overall mission to end pet homelessness and animal suffering.

The 25th annual Dumb Friends League Furry Scurry was presented by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, HomeAgain, Amica Mutual Insurance, Heartguard Plus, Frontline Plus and Tokyo Joe’s.

Pet lovers can still help homeless animals and earn fundraising incentives by making a donation through June 5 to the Furry Scurry. For more information, visit or call 303.751.5772.

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