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Go orange and blue at metro Denver animal shelters

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UNITED IN ORANGE - Seems like everybody's getting in on the act as the Denver Broncos get ready to play in the Super Bowl. That includes the Cat Care Society (www.catcaresociety.org) in Lakewood, which is " putting its first string of Tabby Cats up for adoption for $48 per player (in honor of Super Bowl 48).." Adoption fees include required shots, a mini-catnip football, a uniform/bandana and Perpet-U-Care for older felines to help pay for veterinary care at The Cat Clinic at the society.

The #UnitedInOrange Tabbies Adoption Special lasts through Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2, and will be extended through Feb. 28 if the Broncos win. An anonymous donor has pledged a $100 contribution to the society for every tabby adopted during this special.

The Cat Care Society shelter, located near 6th and Sheridan on the Frontage Road at 5787 W. 6th Avenue, is open Tuesday through Friday noon - 5:30 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and Sunday noon – 3 p.m.

AND MORE ORANGE AND BLUE - Foothills Animal Shelter is celebrating the Broncos playing in the Super Bowl by offering a two-day pet adoption special. Saturday, Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adoption fees for dogs will be half off, $5 for cats, and small animals will be free. Adoption fees include: spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip and health check. The regular adoption and approval process still apply

Visit www.FoothillsAnimalShelter.org to see the variety of pets for adoption.

DUMB FRIENDS LEAGUE TELETHON - Seventy-six formerly homeless pets are in new homes after being adopted during the 16th annual Dumb Friends League Pledges for Pets Telethon, held Jan. 26. Hundreds of viewers called in, pledging their support for the programs and services the local, nonprofit humane society offers to the public. In all, more than $300,000 was raised for homeless pets and horses.

Viewers responded to the five-hour live broadcast on FOX31 by visiting the Dumb Friends League’s three locations—the Quebec Street shelter in Denver, the Buddy Center in Castle Rock and the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center™ in Franktown—to adopt new animals.

In addition to promoting pets and horses for adoption, the telethon showcased 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.

Animal lovers who missed the telethon can still make a pledge online at ddfl.org/telethon or by calling (303) 751-5772 through Feb. 10. For more information about the Dumb Friends League, visit www.ddfl.org or call (303) 751-5772.

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