Eighty two formerly homeless pets , including Daisey, a 2 year old basset hound dog, and Angel, an 11 year old Persian mic cat, are in new homes after being adopted during the 15th annual Dumb Friends League Pledges for Pets Telethon,held January 27th.
Compassionate adopters responded to the five hour live broadcast on FOX31 by visiting the Dumb Friends League's four locations - the Quebec Street Shelter in Denver, the Buddy Center in Castle Rock, the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center in Franktown and the adoption center at the Shops at Northfield Stapleton - to find their new companions. Hundreds of others called in and pledged their support to help the 103 year old local, nonprofit humane society.
Caring telethon viewers called or made pledges online, helping the League raise more than $305,000 for homeless pets.
"We sincerely thank all those who pledged their support during this year's telethon" said Bob Rhode, Dumb Friends League president and CEO. Rhode also extended his thanks to the event's generous sponsors, including Hill's Science Diet, Home Again FOX31 and KOSI 101.1 for helping again this year.
Animal Lovers who missed the telethon can still make a pledge online at ddfl.org/telethon or by calling (303) 751-5772 through Feb.11. For more information about the Dumb Friends League, visit ddfl.org or call (303) 751-5772.