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Dumb Friends League to Open New Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic
We are excited to announce a new collaboration that demonstrates a commitment by both local and national organizations to address one of the greatest animal-welfare challenges in metro Denver: cat overpopulation.
In January, the Dumb Friends League will open a new spay/neuter clinic for cats as part of our ongoing efforts to reduce the number of cats on our streets and in shelters. The Dumb Friends League Solutions – Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic will offer fully subsidized (no-cost) spay/neuter surgeries for all Colorado cats, including feral cats, trap-neuter-return (TNR) cats and community cats (tame or feral free-roaming cats), and owned cats. Anyone can bring a cat to the clinic for spay/neuter surgery, regardless of income.
The Dumb Friends League Solutions – Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic will be located at PetAid Colorado on 191 Yuma St. in Denver, conveniently located in central Denver near I-25 and 6th Avenue West. The clinic will be operated by the Dumb Friends League and staffed by members of the Dumb Friends League veterinary team. Days and hours of operation and other details are being finalized.
The new facility and spay/neuter program are being funded for a three-year period by generous grants from the Animal Assistance Foundation, PetSmart Charities and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), as well as by the Dumb Friends League. The program has been endorsed by the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) and the local veterinary community. We will be working closely with local organizations, including Denver Animal Protection, Metro Denver C.A.T. and a number of rescues and TNR groups, for cat trapping and transporting services.
The clinic will augment—not replace—the Dumb Friends League mobile spay/neuter program. The goal of the clinic will be to spay or neuter 10,000 cats per year.
As part of this program, the Dumb Friends League humane education and outreach staff will be providing information on the value of spaying and neutering to residents of underserved communities who are most likely to use the clinic’s services.
Your compassion and generosity help make innovative programs like this possible for pets and people right here in our own community.
For more information, visit ddfl.org/catclinic.