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Animal adoptions will be discounted this weekend in honor of Furry Scurry

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FURRY SCURRY SPECIAL - The Dumb Friends League (www.ddfl.org) is holding a weekend special in honor of its annual fundraiser, the Furry Scurry — being held Saturday, May 3. Adult dogs are 50 percent off and adoption fees are waived for adult cats as well as for small mammals, such as rabbits, gerbils, rats and mice. The special runs through Sunday, May 4.

Homeless pets are available at the Dumb Friends League shelters in both Denver and Castle Rock. Dumb Friends League cats can also be found at participating Petcos and PetSmarts throughout the metro Denver area.

FIRE HYDRANT 5 - Registration is open for the Larimer Humane Society's May 31 5K walk/run and Pet Expo to benefit homeless animals.The 24th annual Fire Hydrant 5 will be held at Edora Park. It is the largest outdoor fundraiser for homeless pets in northern Colorado.

This year the society expects to draw more than 1,100 participants and 600 dogs to the event with hopes of raising more than $75,000. Event-day registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. The walk/run will start at 8:30 a.m. he Pet Expo will begin at 8 a.m. and end at noon.

The expo is open to the public, free-of-charge. General registration (May 1-30) is $30 for all ages. Event day registration is $35. Walk/run participants are encouraged to form an event team of five or more participants to help raise pledges for Larimer Humane Society. Information/Registration online at (www.larimerhumane.org) or by phone at (970) 530-2948.

PUTTIN' ON THE LEASH - The Humane Society of Boulder Valley's 2014 gala event was attended by nearly 1,000 people last Saturday and raised funding that will help care for 1,500 animals in need, a shelter spokesman said.

“The funds raised at this event will help serve more than 8,000 animals in need annually, as well as allow us to expand our successful transfer program to reach to more animals in need,” said CEO Lisa Pedersen. Proceeds from the event will provide essential resources for the Humane Society of Boulder Valley’s (www.boulderhumane.org) services including its shelter transfer program, behavioral and medical rehabilitation programs and community assistance programs." With the average cost of care per animal at $280, these proceeds will help more than 1,500 animals this year.

DENKAI DRIVE ADVANCES - Denkai Animal Sanctuary has raised $12,000 of the $20,000 needed to expand its Eaton Vet Clinic/Adoption Center. "Our bank has approved our loan in the amount of $80,000 to purchase the facilities at 215 First Street in Eaton " said Denkai's Floss Blackburn. "The space and versatility this purchase will bring to Denkai and the 400 pet animals that we aid per month via our dog and veterinary clinic programs will be priceless."

The sanctuary is still seeking donations for the expansion. (www.denkaisanctuary.org)

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