Animal lovers across metro Denver are invited to tune in on Sunday, Jan. 25, for an afternoon of heartwarming adoption stories, adorable adoptable pets and horses, and an inside look at what’s happening at the largest animal shelter in the Rocky Mountain Region during the Dumb Friends League Pledges for Pets Telethon on FOX31.
Viewers will be able to pledge their support for homeless pets at the Dumb Friends League by calling, texting or making a donation online during the five-hour live broadcast from noon to 5 p.m.
“Viewers will see the many ways the Dumb Friends League helps pets, horses and people in our community,” said Bob Rohde, president and CEO. “They’ll also see how their donations can make a life-changing difference for thousands of homeless animals that come into our care every year.”
The Dumb Friends League hopes to raise more than $300,000 during this year’s telethon. The funds raised will help provide loving care and vital services for thousands of cats, dogs and other small animals, as well as formerly abused and neglected horses at the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center?. A private, nonprofit organization, the Dumb Friends League spends more than $25,000 a day on companion animal services, including $8,087 daily on veterinary care in its shelters and on its two mobile spay/neuter clinics.
Last year, 17,656 pets and horses were adopted to new homes, returned to their owners or transferred to partner facilities by the Dumb Friends League. 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.
The Pledges for Pets Telethon is sponsored by Hill’s Science Diet? and will be hosted by FOX31/KDVR on-air talent. Denise Plante and Murphy Huston of KOSI 101 will also help emcee the telethon.
Pet lovers who are unable to watch the telethon can still make pledges online, by texting the word “PET” to 41444 or by calling (303) 751-5772. For more information about the Dumb Friends League and the telethon, visit ddfl.org/telethon or call (303) 751-5772.
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