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.

In addition to the adoption special, CatFest 2011 will feature dozens of adoptable cats and kittens, clicker-training demonstrations and a purebred cat exhibition. Patrons may shop at the Meow Market, where more than two dozen vendors will be selling cat-related merchandise and food. There will also be several free activities for children, including face painting, games, crafts, a magician, balloon animals and a bouncy house. Experts will be on-hand to offer free cat-related behavior and veterinary advice

“Summer is a busy time of year for the Dumb Friends League and animal shelters across the nation, as thousands of homeless cats and kittens come through our doors,” said Bob Rohde, president and CEO of the Dumb Friends League. “CatFest is a fun and educational event that’s intended to encourage cat adoptions, as well as give pet lovers the opportunity to learn more about feline friends.”

Admission is free to the event. More than 2,000 cat lovers are expected to attend, and the first 500 cat lovers will receive a goodie bag with cat-related products.

CatFest is sponsored by Hill’s Science Diet. The event will take place at Dumb Friends League Quebec Street shelter, located at 2080 S. Quebec St. in Denver . For more information, visit, or call (303) 751-5772, Ext. 1378.