Dumb Friends League encouraging more pet adoptions – CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS4) – The Dumb Friends League wants to encourage families to adopt pets for the summer. So, they created an incentive where people could adopt any pet they liked and choose their own price.

“It’s great honestly. At the price I’m paying for him, too, that’s great, ”said Zachary Love, who adopted a dog for $ 51.

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The Dumb Friends League Adopt-a-thon is a weekend event for people to nominate their own award for their new furry friend.

“It’s $ 1, $ 10 or $ 50,” said Joan Thielen, public relations manager for the Dumb Friends League.

Thielen helped organize the event as pet adoptions have been low this year. Dog adoption is down 36% from that date in 2019.

“It’s really important for events like this to raise awareness about pet adoption, but also to encourage the community to come and, you know, right now is a great time to adopt an animal, and you know, what better way to name your own. price for that? said Thielen.

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The event is already a success. The goal for the weekend was for 125 animals to find a new home. As of Saturday alone, 123 pets were adopted.

One person hoping to add to that number is Jessica Woolard who was looking to adopt a dog named “Tucker”.

“I know my kids are going to love it because it’s so fluffy and soft, and it’s adorable,” Woolard said.

A pet like Tucker would mean the world to Jessica and her family.

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“We’ve been looking for a pet for a while, especially since our other dogs have passed away. So it’s much better so that we can bring someone home, ”she said.

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“It’s really amazing to see people opening their hearts and their homes to animals in need, and then knowing that they are going to have this relationship of love and companionship in front of them for life,” said Thielen.

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