Thanks to a Colorado non-profit animal welfare agency, with the help of a generous grant from PetSmart Charities, 79 dogs left an overburdened animal shelter in northern Texas and made their way to the Dumb Friends League in Denver.
The name of the Texas animal shelter has not been disclosed, but the conditions warranted the sizable transfer of homeless pets. In a press release from Dumb Friends League, Vice President of Operations Duane Adams, described the conditions that the dogs have left behind, “There are so many dogs of every size and breed just huddled in kennels down there. They are lonely and begging for attention, and most are housed outdoors in the elements. All of them need a home.”
The move to the Colorado rescue agency is meant to provide the dogs with a better chance of finding permanent, loving homes. More dogs are expected to make the move to Denver in the coming weeks – according to Dumb Friends League, rotating teams will be traveling to Texas following the Thanksgiving holiday break. The goal is to complete the transfers before winter ice or snow storms set in and impede travel.
Bob Rohde, president and CEO of the Dumb Friends League, commented on the agency’s undertaking, “We are fortunate that we have the resources and the space to help pets from outside of our own community when the need arises.”
The incoming dogs range in age from puppies to adults and a wide-variety of sizes, from small to large breeds, can be found. All of the dogs will be receiving necessary vaccinations, treatment and microchips.
The dogs will be made available for adoption as soon as possible. If you are interested in adopting a dog, visit the agency’s adoption page here.
Donations to help the Dumb Friends League care for these dogs can be made directly to the website, or by phoning (303) 751-5772.