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Dumb Friends League sets $300,000 goal for its annual telethon

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PET TELETHON - The Dumb Friends League's 16th annual Pledges for Pets Telethon will be aired on KDVR-Fox31 from noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26. The Dumb Friends League hopes to raise $300,000 this year, which will go to care and services at the League's two animal shelters in Denver and Castle Rock and its equine center near Franktown.

The telethon will be hosted by Fox31 on-air talent, including Brooke Wagner, Kirk Yuhnke, Chris Parente, Ken Clark, Jennifer Broome, Chris Tomer, Shaul Turner, Chris Jose, Shanna Mendiola and Dan Daru. Denise Plante and Murphy Huston of KOSI 101 will help emcee. Information: ddfl.org/telethon or (303) 751-5772.

SEMINARS FOR CAT PEOPLE - The Cat Care Society's monthly seminar series makes its 2014 debut this Saturday, Jan. 18 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the shelter in Lakewood. Dr. Kerry Muhovich will speak on "vaccines for cats; what they do and how effective they are." Cost is $5 (free to Cat Care Society platinum members). RSVP: frontdesk@catcaresociety.com or (303) 239-9680.

SPAY/NEUTER DISCOUNTS - Foothills Animal Shelter in Golden will hold a month-long spay/neuter special during February in honor of World Spay Day (Feb. 25). The discount rate for dogs will be $60 and for cats, $20. Details: www.FoothillsAnimalShelter.com. Schedule a surgery: (720) 407-5215.

PETS AND PAINTINGS - Paw Prints and Cocktails will hold a painting and sipping class at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 to benefit the Denver Animal Shelter. It will be held at Woof 'n Boots in Denver's Santa Fe arts district. Woof 'n Boots is a community based dog day care and activity camp, philanthropic pet awareness center and animal art gallery, For more information: www.pawprintsandcocktails.com.

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