Through Saturday only, the Denver Dumb Friends League is having a "name your price" special for any of their adoptable pets to make room for animals that may need to be transferred away from the wildfires, which were officially declared disaster areas by President Obama. The special includes puppies, kittens, horses, mature cats and small animals.
The Dumb Friends League has been working with the Humane Society of Boulder sending teams to Colorado Springs to help care for animals that have been displaced by the Waldo Canyon Fire, which was declared the most destructive fire in the state's history Friday.
[Scroll down to see our list of adoptable pets at the Denver Dumb Friends League]
“We have been getting numerous calls from people asking how they can help the pets affected by these wildfires,” said Bob Rohde, president and CEO of the Dumb Friends League. “We’re blessed to have so many compassionate, generous animal lovers in Colorado wanting to help in this time of great need—and to have so many outstanding animal welfare organizations working together.”
There is a minimum fee of $1 (aside from mature cats 1-year-old and older, who's adoption fees continue to be waived through the end of the month), but the Dumb Friends League is asking for people to consider making giving what they can to help them in their mission of helping animals.
According to Lisa Pedersen, CEO of the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, adopting a pet is a way to help with the fire effort.
“When you adopt from one of our shelters, you’re really saving two lives—the animal you bring home and another animal that we now have the space and resources to support,” Penderson said.
Together, the Dumb Friends League and Boulder Humane Society have taken in over 100 adoptable pets from shelters along the Front Range to create space for displaced animals.
Check out some of the adoptable pets from the Dumb Friends League this week.
*The Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center is only open for this promotion Saturday, June 30.