The 15th annual Dumb Friends League (DFL) Pets Telethon is scheduled for January 27th and is being televised on FOX 31/KDVR from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. The Pledges for Pets Telethon will be hosted by FOX31 on-air talent, including Melody Mendez, Nick Emmons, Shaul Turner and Ken Clark. Denise Plante and Murphy Huston of KOSI 101 will also help emcee the telethon. The telethon is sponsored by Hill's Science Diet®.
Throughout this five-hour event, viewers will hear heartwarming stories from past adopters, meet dozens of adoptable pets, including cats, dogs, rabbits and other small pets, as well as get a behind-the-scenes look at DFL’s shelters and equine center, learn more about how DFL helps pets and people in our community.
“Pet lovers 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 difference for thousands of homeless animals that come into our care every year.”
The goal is to raise more than $300,000 during this year’s telethon. The funds raised will help provide care for thousands of cats, dogs and other small animals in need of help. The funds will also help abused and neglected horses at the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center™. The private, nonprofit organization spends nearly $31,000 a day on companion animal services and an additional $1,800 per day to provide shelter, feed, veterinary care and training for the animals at the equine center. All funds raised will help the Dumb Friends League care for more than 24,000 homeless animals this coming year.
“We need the community’s support now more than ever,” said Rohde. “Any dollar amount—whether it’s a one-time or monthly contribution—will have a direct impact on the pets and people we help each day.”
To understand the good work DFL provides throughout the community, last year, 19,851 animals were adopted to new homes or returned to their owners by the Dumb Friends League. In addition to adopting out homeless pets, the region’s largest animal welfare organization offers other services, including lost and found, humane education, behavior training, foster care, animal cruelty investigations and spay/neuter surgeries at reduced fees (subsidized by Dumb Friends League donors) for pets in under-served areas.
For more information about the Dumb Friends League and the telethon, visit ddfl.org/telethon or call (303) 751-5772. Pet lovers who are unable to watch the telethon can still make a pledge online or by calling (303) 751-5772.
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