While you’re 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. The Dumb Friends League is holding its annual Paws to Give holiday fund drive to help the many homeless pets and horses in its care.
Each holiday season, patrons are invited to our 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 our walls. Children and adults alike often write something in honor or memory of a special pet or horse. Donations of supplies are also welcome to help us care for the animals, and a wish list can be found online at ddfl.org/supplies. This is a great time for patrons to visit the shelters with their families, view the animals in our care, and teach and share the spirit of giving.
“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, president and CEO of the Dumb Friends League.
Last year, the Dumb Friends League saved nearly 19,000 homeless pets, and placed 100 percent of healthy cats and dogs into loving homes. This year’s Paws to Give goal of $25,000 will help the Dumb Friends League care for the thousands of homeless cats, dogs, small pets and horses that will come through its doors in the coming year. 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.
In addition to making a donation, you can also help support homeless pets at the Dumb Friends League through your holiday shopping:
- 2017 Calendar: Purchase a full-color 2017 Dumb Friends League pet photo calendar for $15 in person at one of our shelters. Available for purchase beginning in November. It’s the gift that gives all year round!
- Gift cards: Give a gift card to the pet lover in your life, which can be used toward adoption fees or pet supplies in our gift shop.
- AmazonSmile: Shop online through AmazonSmile, and they will donate a percentage of your purchases to the Dumb Friends League. Visit smile.amazon.com to sign up.
- Holiday cards: Pick up a pack of holiday cards to send to friends and family. For $15 you get 10 cards and envelopes sure to spread holiday cheer. Available for purchase beginning in November.
For more information about Paws to Give, and to find out more ways you can help homeless pets this holiday season, visit ddfl.org or call (303) 751-5772.
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