The Dumb Friends League is holding its annual Paws to Give fund drive which began on November 17, 2014 and continues through January 4, 2015, helping the many homeless pets and horses in its care. Consider giving a gift which can make a difference. While making your holiday gift list, don’t forget about the furry, four-legged homeless friends in need of a little extra help this holiday season.
Too often Christmas gifts are selected simply because of feeling obligated to give “something.” This is particularly true for those who share friendships for decades with special people throughout life. Many people don’t need another trinket, scarf, journal or coffee mug. The greatest gift often shared is the gift of friendship. Consider making a donation in a friend’s name supporting Paws To Give.
“For those who aren’t able to adopt, it’s a great way to make a difference in the life of a homeless pet or horse in need,” said Bob Rohde, Dumb Friends League president and CEO. “Any amount you can give—whether it’s $10, $20, $30 or more—is very much appreciated and can make a big impact for the pets and people in our community.”
Each holiday season, patrons are invited to their three facilities—the Quebec Street Shelter in Denver, the Buddy Center in Castle Rock, and the Harmony Equine Center in Franktown—to fill out a “paw” decoration with a donation amount and a message, which then is displayed on the facilities’ walls. Children and adults often write something in honor or memory of a special pet. Donations of supplies are also welcome to help DFL care for the animals, and a wish list can be found online at here. This is a great time for patrons to visit the shelters with their families, view the animals in Dumb Friends League’s care, and teach and share the spirit of giving.
This year’s goal of $20,000 will help the Dumb Friends League care for thousands of homeless cats, dogs, small pets and horses. Donations can be made at our facilities, online at ddfl.org/give or by mailing a check to Dumb Friends League Paws to Give, 2080 S. Quebec St., Denver, CO 80231.
This private, nonprofit organization spends an average of $25,901 every single day on companion animal services, including $8,087 daily on veterinary care in its shelters and on two mobile clinics. Last year, 17,656 pets and horses were adopted to new homes, returned to their owners or transferred to partner facilities. In addition to adopting out homeless animals, the Dumb Friends League offers many other services, including rehabilitation and adoption for formerly abused and neglected horses, humane education, behavior training for pets, animal cruelty investigations and spay/neuter surgeries at reduced fees, subsidized by donors, for cats and dogs in underserved areas.
For more information about Paws to Give, and to find out how you can help, visit ddfl.org/give or call (720) 241-7123.
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