The League's 15th annual telethon, a five-hour live broadcast, was held Sunday, Jan. 27 on FOX31. The event is one of the League's biggest fundraisers of the year.
“We sincerely thank all those who pledged their support during this year’s telethon,” said Bob Rohde, Dumb Friends League president and CEO. Rohde also extended his thanks to the event’s sponsors, including Hill’s Science Diet, HomeAgain, FOX31 and KOSI 101.1.
In addition to promoting pets and horses for adoption, the telethon featured the League’s community services, including providing safe havens for lost pets; receiving relinquished pets; investigating animal abuse and neglect; offering humane education in area schools, and providing spay/neuter services at reduced fees, subsidized by Dumb Friends League donors.
Funds raised during the telethon help the League care for more than 19,800 homeless pets each year.
Founded in 1910, the Dumb Friends League is the largest community-based animal welfare organization in the Rocky Mountain region, helping pets and people in the Denver metro area and beyond. In 2012, the League expanded the scope of its services to include providing shelter, care and hope for abused and neglected equines in Colorado.
The Dumb Friends League has shelters at 2080 S. Quebec St. in Denver and the Buddy Center at 4556 Castleton Court in Castle Rock, as well as the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center near Franktown.
People who missed the telethon can still make a pledge online at ddfl.org/telethon or by calling (303) 751-5772 through Feb. 11.
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