This Friday, November 25, is ominously called Black Friday for a reason. Black Friday is a day when the masses wake up from their Thanksgiving “stuffing” and begin that zombie-like stare as they meander around the local shopping mall. Instead of shopping with the herds this Black Friday, how about doing a different kind of holiday shopping.
The Denver Dumb Friends League is having their own Black Friday adoption event at all three of their metro area locations, Quebec Street in Denver, the Buddy Center in Castle Rock and the Northfield-Stapleton satellite center. Adoptions fees for all cats and dogs, including kittens and puppies, will be $50 off regular fees. The League’s adoption hours will also be extended from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Quebec Street Shelter. The Buddy Center and satellite center will be open their regular hours, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Castle Rock and 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Stapleton.
All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, initial vaccinations and a microchip identification implant.
Here are some other ways to help the DDFL while still finding those holiday presents for friends and family:
- Visit the Sit…Stay…Shop at both shelters for gourmet pet treats, food and supplies such as pet beds, toys, leashes and collars.
- Buy the 2012 League Pet Calendar for only $15. Find order forms at the DDFL and mail or fax it to the League. They are also available for purchase in the shop.
- Order family holiday cards from the DDFL. Ten (10) cards and envelopes are $15. Available online or in the store.
- Purchase DDFL gift cards for the animal lovers on any list. Gift cards are good toward adoption fees and items at the Sit…Stay…Shop.
- Don’t forget Cyber Monday! Order DDFL items online, such as t-shirts, hats, coffee mugs, tote bags and many more.
- Don’t need anymore stuff? Donate money to the shelter for their Paws to Give holiday fundraiser. Donate online now through January 2.
Funds raised this holiday season help the DDFL care for thousands of cats, dogs and other small animals. This private, non-profit organization spends approximately $300 on shelter, food and medical care for each homeless pet. Over 19,000 animals were adopted or returned to their owners last year. The League also provides community services such as humane education, behavior training and animal cruelty investigations. Call 303-751-5772 for more information.
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