PAWS TO GIVE… or Shop to Help Homeless Pets this Holiday Season

DENVER (Nov. 21, 2011) Our four-legged friends need your help this holiday season. The Dumb Friends League is holding its annual Paws to Give fund drive in November and December to help care for more than 24,000 homeless pets this coming year.

Hundreds of paws and feet hit the trail to help homeless pets at Dumb Friends League

Homeless pets will benefit from the hundreds of paws and feet that hit the trail on Sept. 17. The Dumb Friends League hosted its seventh annual Wag `n Trail to raise money for the Buddy Center in Castle Rock, Colo.

Dumb Friends League extends adoption special for cats and kittens through August

It’s the “Cat Days of Summer” at the Dumb Friends League. There are more than 700 cats and kittens in the organization’s care. To help more felines like Stripes find homes this summer, the League will continue to offer adoption specials for cats.

Dumb Friends League Blessing of the Animals

Regardless of your religious affiliations or philosophy, the Dumb Friends League invites you to join in the celebration of all creatures—great and small.

In conjunction with the traditional feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the League is holding a Blessing of the Animals on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Bring your four-legged friends to the Dumb Friends League, 2080 S. Quebec St., where a brief ceremony will be held in the Sheilagh R. Malo Pet Memorial Garden. Admission is free, and refreshments and snacks will be served following the ceremony. R.S.V.P. by calling (303) 751-5772, Ext. 7307.

Area animal welfare groups partner with Crime Stoppers to bring awareness and prosecution to animal cruelty

Animals suffering from abuse, neglect or abandonment are benefiting from a new partnership among area animal welfare groups and Crime Stoppers. Together, the groups have launched a state-wide anonymous tip and reward program to make it easier for people anywhere in Colorado to report inhumane activities involving dogs, cats or horses.

Dumb Friends League continues $10 adoption special for cats through July

Every dog may have its day, but Saturday, July 9, was all about cats. In addition to finding new homes for 102 cats and kittens, the Dumb Friends League CatFest featured a purebred cat exhibition, a Meow Market with vendors selling cat-related merchandise, clicker-training demonstrations and several free activities for children. Nearly 2,000 people attended the feline-festive event.

Dumb Friends League celebrates the love of cats and launches $10 adoption special at CatFest, July 9

Dog lovers shouldn’t have all the fun! The Dumb Friends League invites people to celebrate their love of cats on Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at CatFest. The region's largest animal welfare organization will also launch a $10 adoption special for cats at the event. Adoption fees will be reduced to $10 for all cats, 5 months and older, through July 31.

ASPCA Praises Rep. Jim Moran for Leading Effort to Prevent Government Funded Horse Slaughter

House Appropriations Committee votes to cut funding for inspections of U.S. horse slaughter plants

WASHINGTON—The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today praised Representative Jim Moran, D-Va., for spearheading a successful, bipartisan vote in the U.S. House Appropriations Committee to prevent the use of tax dollars to inspect U.S. horse slaughter plants once again for Fiscal Year 2012. Since 2005, Congress has included this funding prohibition to ensure that foreign-owned horse slaughter plants do not open on U.S. soil to the tune of $5 million tax dollars annually.

Dumb Friends League continues $50-fee adoption campaign through June 30 for all cats and dogs

Where can you find a home entertainment system, laptop and deluxe vacuum for only $50? The Dumb Friends League launched a clever adoption campaign to find homes for thousands of needy pets. Through June 30, adoption fees have been reduced to $50 for all cats and dogs at both shelter locations


Guests Will Support Denver Zoo's New Rhino-Tapir Exhibit at Asian Tropics

Denver, CO (May 25, 2011) - Denver 's favorite summer party and Denver Zoo's largest fundraiser, Do At The Zoo is back again! This year, guests can learn and support our efforts to build the 10-acre, $50 million Asian Tropics exhibit. Presented by Haselden Construction, Do At The Zoo kicks off at 6 p.m. for VIP early entrance and at 7 p.m. for regular ticket holders on Thursday, June 16. Denver Zoo will close at noon on June 16 to set up for the gala. Tickets for the event are on sale now at


Tree Planting, Alternative Transportation Use & Partnerships Help Zoo Reach Carbon Reduction Goals

Denver, CO (May 13, 2011)– Denver Zoo staff will celebrate their carbon reduction success by planting trees on May 14 at Sloan’s Lake and May 18 at Denver Zoo. The crew at the zoo has offset 9 tons of CO2 by using alternative transportation to commute to work and have reduced their use of single occupancy vehicle trips to work by 50 percent, compared to this time last year.

ASPCA Launches National Relocation Program for Shelter Animals

"Animal Relocation Initiative" Begins with Transport of Dogs, Cats from Regions Affected by Floods, Tornados"

NEW YORK-The ASPCAR (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to AnimalsR) today announced the launch of its national Animal Relocation Initiative for shelter animals, which began with 46 dogs from shelters in eastern Arkansas that traveled westward over the weekend to make room for animals displaced by recent flooding, and continued on Monday with over 70 additional dogs from tornado-affected areas in Georgia and South Carolina going to shelters in the northeast. This morning, 15 dogs and 10 cats from shelters in a flood-affected region of Mississippi were loaded onto a trailer headed for West Palm Beach, Fla., and additional relocation efforts for animals in other affected areas are in the works.

The Furry Scurry is this Saturday!

On May 7, Washington Park will be filled with Furry Scurry fun. Register now (CLICK HERE) so you don’t miss this exciting event. Stop by our sponsors' booths for fun giveaways and shop the Flealess Market for unique items for you and your pets. Not only will we have Colorado Disc Dogs and the Ruff Flyball Club in our demo ring but now there’s even more entertainment to enjoy. Live music by The Give will be in the meadow west of the Flealess Market. Bring your dog and come bark along after you’ve finished the walk.Dog from Arizona Hoarding Case

Saving Monkeys and Asian Elephants in Vietnam

Denver Zoo's Amy Levine travels to Vietnam this month to continue efforts to save Tonkin snub-nosed monkeys and Asian elephants. Levine has been working with members of two other institutions to learn more about the most imminent threats to the only known viable population of Tonkin snub-nosed monkeys in Vietnam's northern-most province, Ha Giang. She also will be finalizing plans to deliver a summer program that seeks to form a deeper connection between local people and the monkeys. Later, Levine will travel south to Vinh Cuu Nature Reserve to begin researching how Denver Zoo may be able to help with Vietnam's conservation action plan for Asian elephants. This will include addressing human-wildlife conflict and raising local awareness about elephant conservation issues.

Dumb Friends League launches $50-fee adoption campaign for all cats and dogs

Increased surrenders leads to decision for reduced adoption fees

Luna, a sweet 3-year-old cat, has been waiting—now more than a month—for a family to welcome her into their home. She is one of the many homeless animals affected by increased pet relinquishments and longer shelter stays at the Dumb Friends League. Due to the concerning figures, the region’s largest animal welfare organization will launch a 15-week campaign to encourage more adoptions at their two shelter locations. Today through June 30, adoption fees will be reduced to $50 for all cats and dogs.

Brighton: Animal shelter detour set during construction

Due to the closure of North Kuner Road for storm and sanitary sewer installation between Brighton and Denver streets, a detour has been put in place for customers needing to access Brighton’s Animal Shelter located at 325 ½ North Kuner Road. This detour is expected to be in place for approximately two months.

Dumb Friends League offers spring-break camps for young pet lovers

Looking for a fun and educational activity for your child over spring break? The Dumb Friends League is offering one-day spring camps for second through eighth graders. Spring Critter Camps are a great opportunity for your kids to learn about animals and interact with some adorable pets.

Homeless pets benefit from Dumb Friends League telethon success

Sixty-nine formerly homeless pets—including Herman, a 100-pound Great Pyrenees dog, and Alina, a two-pound black kitten—are in new homes today after being adopted through the annual Dumb Friends League’s Pledges for Pets Telethon, held Jan. 30.

New ASPCA Program Takes Action to Prevent Animal Hoarding

It happens more often than you might think: ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) Agents receive a call about a New York City resident who, like thousands of hoarders nationwide, is housing more animals than he can care for adequately. The Agents arrive at the scene to find that, while the situation doesn’t violate the law, it has clear potential to become a cruelty case. They also know that in many cases, criminal charges fail to stop hoarding behavior in the long term.

Ask for a "YES" vote on Colorado State Senate Bill 9

The Colorado State Senate is considering a bill to help animal care and control agencies as they work to get animals in abuse and neglect cases into new homes faster.