Hi Friends! I hope you'll support my efforts to help homeless pets and horses at the Dumb Friends League by sponsoring me in the 27th annual Furry Scurry.
The Furry Scurry is a great Denver tradition that brings animal lovers together for a fun walk with a very important purpose: helping the Dumb Friends League care for thousands of lost, abandoned, abused and unwanted pets and horses, and giving them a second chance at happiness in a forever home.
Unfortunately the spread of COVID has made it impossible to hold this event and it will be transitioned to a virtual walk. This event is usually the biggest fundraiser for the shelter but expectations are for donations to be significantly diminished. In addition, supporting animals understandably takes a back seat during times of high uncertainty and overall fundraising has significantly decreased. The shelter has suspended all adoptions during the crisis to prevent spread. However they are still accepting all animals that need help, still providing lost/found services and still providing low-cost veterinary/animal hospital care for the community while attempting to protect their staff. With so many animals coming in and none getting adopted, the shelter is literally in the process of emptying and sending as many animals as possible to foster homes for at least the next month. The shelter is funded roughly 86% by donations and 14% by fees (primarily through adoptions and other pet/equine services) and both have been affected significantly.
I've been volunteering with the shelter for over 4 years. I work with animals that have severe behavioral issues ranging from intense fear (animals that hide in the corner/won't move or have fear based aggression) to high energy/arousal (animals that won't stop moving/highly reactive and won't listen to anyone). Some of these animals haven't responded in the shelter environment and I've brought them home as a behavior foster and trained them with the help of my dog Lucy. The ultimate goal of this work is to get the animals to a place emotionally, mentally and physically where they are adoptable and will succeed in their forever home.. and it takes weeks and sometimes months for a single animal. Animals find their way into your heart and I've literally cried every time I've had to give a foster back to be adopted. I'm sharing this friends so you have some understanding of how much I care, how much effort goes into it and that I wouldn't be asking for a donation if I didn't think it was important.
The mission of the Dumb Friends League is to be an advocate for animals, the "dumb" refers to speaking for those that cannot speak for themselves. If animals have brought you as much joy as they've given me, and you believe someone should speak for them, this is your opportunity to show some love to homeless pets and horses and change their lives for the better. Thank you so much for considering donating and helping my cause.
Thank you so much for helping me make a difference to homeless pets and horses. I appreciate your support!
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