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Thousands of Compassionate Coloradans Help Animals in Need
Thousands of two- and four-legged friends showed their support for homeless pets and horses on Saturday, May 4 at the Dumb Friends League Furry Scurry. The 26th annual dog walk and fun run that benefits animals in need raised $720,000 (and counting).
Furry Scurry drew approximately 10,000 people and 5,000 dogs to Denver’s Washington Park. In addition to the walk, pet lovers and their canine companions 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-related merchandise at the Flealess Market.
“We take in more than 50 homeless animals every day—we turn no animal away,” said Dr. Apryl Steele, President and CEO of the Dumb Friends League. “Money raised at the Furry Scurry helps us provide medical care to sick and injured animals, behavior training that allows pets to be adopted more quickly, perform investigations of animal neglect and mistreatment, and supports the League’s overall mission to end pet homelessness and animal suffering. Our community makes all of this possible. Thank you!”
Fundraising for Furry Scurry continues through June 4, 2019 and donations can be made by visiting furryscurry.org.
The 2019 Furry Scurry was sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, PetFirst, HomeAgain, Heartgard, Frontline, NexGard and The North Face.