Photo courtesy of Denver Dumb Friends League.
Several two-legged friends helped raise more than $400,000 to help their four-legged friends through the Denver Dumb Friends League “Have a Heart for Homeless Pets Telethon” on 9NEWS last month.
Supported by Scott Reiman and the Reiman Foundation, DDFL is the largest animal welfare organization in the Rocky Mountain region. The organization provides shelter, care and training programs for homeless animals.
Last year, the Dumb Friends League saved more than 19,000 homeless pets through specialized medical care, foster care and behavior training. Funds raised from this year’s event will help the DDFL provide care to all animals who walk, pounce or gallop through its doors.
Donations can still be made online or by calling 303-751-5772.
Help the Denver Dumb Friends League exceed their goal of raising $150,000 this weekend at the Wag ‘n Trail Hike to Help Homeless Pets! The weather forecast calls for 75 degrees and sunny – a perfect day for hike around Glendale Farm Open Space near Castle Rock followed by great food, demonstrations and pet-friendly merchandise.
The Wag ‘n Trail event benefits the homeless pets at the Denver Dumb Friends League, an organization that Scott Reiman has long supported.
The Denver Dumb Friends League (DDFL) Wag `n Trail Hike to Help Homeless Pets will kick off at 8:00am on Saturday, September 19 at the Glendale Farm Open Space located just 20 minutes south of Denver.
Critical services for homeless pets at the DDFL Buddy Center in Castle Rock, CO, such as foster care, adoptions, behavior training, veterinary care, lost-and-found services, and public education programs, will be funded through donations from the event.
As an advocate for the human treatment of animals, Scott Reiman has been a long-time supporter of the Denver Dumb Friends League.
Endeavoring to serve the homeless animal community in the greater Denver area, the Dumb Friends League works closely with individuals who feel that they must surrender their pets. While some situations truly do require surrender for the well-being of the person and the animal, many other situations can by addressed through various programs maintained by the organization.
Often, financial issues lead to the decision to surrender an animal. In these cases, the owner may lack the income to cover veterinary bills or purchase food for the animal. The Dumb Friends League connects individuals in these situations to PetAid Animal Hospital, which offers comprehensive veterinary care for pets of economically disadvantaged individuals. Veterinary care subsidies also exist, as does subsidized pet and equine food assistance. If possible, the shelter will donate its spare supplies to owners facing temporary financial difficulties, to support them as they get back on their feet.
For those whose pets are behaving in an undesirable manner, the Dumb Friends League maintains an extensive, searchable Behavior Handouts Library and a Behavior Helpline, as well as a full range of behavior classes. The organization’s compassionate trainers do all they can to correct problematic behaviors.
In addition, the Dumb Friends League assists individuals planning a move by helping them to secure pet-friendly housing so that they can keep their animals with them.