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Humane Society of Boulder Valley offers free Valentine cats

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BOULDER VALENTINE SPECIAL - The Humane Society of Boulder Valley is celebrating Valentine's weekend with free kitten and cat adoptions Feb. 14 - 16. Stop by the main adoption center or the society's Westminster PetSmart adoption center to find a feline companion this weekend. View adoptable cats (www.boulderhumane.org)

MORE VALENTINE's - There are 795 pets and horses at the Dumb Friends League shelters looking for homes. While they wait, you can give a Valentine to one (or more) of them and help the league provide the shelter and services they need until they find their places Visit (www.ddfl.org )

COMPANY GIVES - Through in-store fundraisers and events, Chuck & Don’s, a pet supply chain with stores in Colorado and Minnesota, facilitated the donation of $225,939 for a variety of animal-related causes in 2013.

In addition to the monetary donation, Chuck & Don’s (www.chuckanddons.com) donated $20,000 in gift baskets, gift cards, nail trim clinics, and more to various groups for their fundraising efforts, and facilitated the donation of nearly 115,000 pounds of pet food to shelters, rescues and other animal welfare causes.

The chain's Colorado shoppers raised $11,099 for The Colorado LINK Project, a pilot program that serves to raise awareness and focus practical and scholarly interest on the links between animal maltreatment and all forms of family, domestic and interpersonal violence; child maltreatment; maltreatment of at-risk adults; and criminal behaviors. Chuck & Don’s donated an additional $12,027 to the organization, for a total of $23,126.

The company raised money for pets affected by the Colorado wildfires, including $8,727 in Colorado for The Special Operations Response Team (S.O.R.T.) of the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region.

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