SPAY DAY EVENT – In honor of World Spay Day, the Dumb Friends League is offering free cat spay and neuter surgeries through its mobile clinics on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Northglenn Recreation Center. The League will have two mobile clinics available at the center, located at 11701 Community Center Drive.
The clinics will open at 7:30 a.m. and are first-come, first-served. The first 100 people to bring their cat to be spayed or neutered will receive a free gift. The League is expecting a large turnout and is encouraging people to arrive as early as possible.
World Spay Day is an international campaign that shines a spotlight on spaying and neutering to help save the lives of companion animals. The campaign promotes spay/neuter as a simple, humane and effective way to curb pet overpopulation and reduce the number of homeless pets in the United States and abroad.
“Our goal is to make spay and neuter clinics more accessible to more people,” said Amanda Beals, outreach manager at the Dumb Friends League. “As a community, we’re actively working together to combat pet overpopulation, ultimately reducing the number of homeless pets that come into our shelters.”
The Dumb Friends League has two mobile clinics—the Meow Mobile and Lulu Mobile—that provide spay and neuter services at reduced fees, subsidized by Dumb Friends League donors, to pets in underserved communities within the Denver metro area six days a week.
Each surgery is performed by a veterinarian licensed in the state of Colorado. Last year, the two Dumb Friends League mobile clinics spayed and neutered more than 8,700 owned pets.
For more information or to inquire about the schedule of upcoming spay and neuter clinics, visit(www.ddfl.org/spayneuter) or call (720) 241-7098.
LONGMONT CELBRATION – “Homeward Bound,” the premier fundraising event of the Longmont Humane Society(www.longmonthumane.org), will be held at the Boulder County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building on Saturday, March 21, from 6 to 9 p.m.
The event will feature live music, local restaurant food stations, microbrew and fine liquor tastings and live and silent auctions with travel, spa and wellness packages.
For more information, contact Maya Key, events and education manager at 303.772.1232 x286 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
FEASTING FOR FELINES – Join the Cat Care Society at La Dolce Vita on Thursday, Feb. 26 for lunch and/or dinner and a percentage of the sales this day will go to Lakewood cat nonprofit. Cat Care Society(www.catcaresoiety.org).
La Dolce Vita is an Italian restaurant in the Castle Pines area (north of Castle Rock, near the Castle Rock Outlet Mall). The address is 361 Village Square Lane, Castle Rock, and hours of the event are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
BEER, NUTS FOR PETS – Help PetAid Colorado(www.petaidcolorado.org) raise money for pets in need on Thursday, Feb. 26, The Denver Nut Company and Chain Reaction Brewing Company are launching a brand new beer, and are also offering to help PetAid, a Denver nonprofit offering subsidized pet care to low-income owners.
Attendees can try their newly created “Butter Toffee Peanut Porter,” and with every pint they purchase, Chain Reaction Brewing Company and The Denver Nut Company will donate a dollar to PetAid. The address is 902 S Lipan St, Denver.
ANIMAL TRACKS (Snippets from the world of animal news) San Diego s now home to a new Guinness World Record: The World’s Oldest Living Cat.
According to the San Diego Union Tribune, the new champ is Tiffany Two, a 26-year-old feline who’s lived through five presidents and the Great Recession..In March, she’ll turn 27. That would be about 125 human years. Cats live an average of about 15 years, so in cat age, Tiffany Two is isn’t just old, she’s historic.
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