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Dumb Friends League Furry Scurry Returns to Wash Park May 7
Helping homeless pets is as simple as a walk in the park! The Dumb Friends League is hosting its annual Furry Scurry dog walk on Saturday, May 7, in Denver’s Washington Park to raise money for homeless pets in our community.
Animal lovers and their dogs will enjoy a beautiful spring day while participating in the two-mile walk around Wash Park, followed by refreshments, food trucks, contests, dog demonstrations and more than 150 pet-related vendors and sponsors at the Flealess Market.
The Dumb Friends League encourages individuals and teams to start fundraising now to help homeless pets. Registration and participation in the Furry Scurry help the Dumb Friends League care for more than 20,000 homeless pets each year. Funds raised at this event through registration fees and individual donations 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 much more.
“As a local, independent nonprofit, the Dumb Friends League relies on events like the Furry Scurry so we can continue to open our doors to every animal in need,” said Bob Rohde, president and CEO of the Dumb Friends League. “We are not affiliated with any national groups, and we don’t receive government funding. What we do is possible only because of the generous people right here in our community.”
The Furry Scurry is the Dumb Friends League’s largest fundraising event, with this year’s goal to raise over $1 million for homeless pets.
Registration for the Furry Scurry is $50 per person and $25 for children 12 and younger, and includes a Furry Scurry event T-shirt. Participants can register as an individual, or form 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 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 for homeless pets. Great gifts fit for pet lovers will be awarded to those who fundraise above and beyond their $50 registration fee.
To learn more about the Furry Scurry, how to fundraise, form a team or to find out other ways to get involved, visit FurryScurry.org.
The 2016 Furry Scurry is sponsored by Hill’s® Science Diet®, HomeAgain, Amica Insurance, Subaru, 9NEWS, Heartgard Plus and Frontline Plus.