CatFest at the Dumb Friends League
CatFest celebrates all things feline on July 19 from 11-3.
Colorado’s coolest cat event to draw thousands of pet lovers at the Denver Dumb Friends League, 2080 S. Quebec St. in Denver www.ddfl.org or (303) 751-5772 CatFest celebrates all things feline on July 19 Colorado’s coolest cat event to draw thousands of pet lovers
Forget the dog days of summer—the Dumb Friends League is going to the cats at its sixth annual CatFest on Saturday, July 19. Anyone interested in learning more about cats is invited to a day of feline fun at the Quebec Street shelter from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., where they’ll enjoy clicker-training demonstrations, interactive chats about cats from health and behavior experts, fun photo opportunities, activities for kids, music, food and shopping at the “Meow Market,” as well as meet hundreds of adoptable cats and kittens ready for new homes. Adoption fees for all cats 1 year and older will be waived, and all cat adopters will receive a goodie bag full of freebies.
“Cats are fascinating animals and make wonderful pets,” said Bob Rohde, president and CEO of the Dumb Friends League. “Our goal for CatFest is not only to highlight our cat companions, but also to educate the public on why it’s so important for us as a community to reduce the number of cats that come to shelters, especially during this time of year.”
Summer is a busy season at the Dumb Friends League, as they traditionally see an increase in homeless cats and kittens. During the summer months, the League may care for as many as 800-900 cats at any given time.
All cat adoptions include a spay/neuter surgery, initial vaccinations, a microchip ID implant and a free office visit with a participating veterinarian.
Admission to CatFest is free, and all ages are welcome.
CatFest is sponsored by Hill’s Science Diet® and takes place at the Dumb Friends League Quebec Street shelter, located at 2080 S. Quebec St. in Denver. Adoption pricing specials during CatFest will also be honored at the Buddy Center in Castle Rock and all partner locations where Dumb Friends League cats are available for adoption. For more information, visit www.ddfl.org/catfest or call (303) 751-5772, Ext. 1378.
About the Dumb Friends League
Founded in 1910, the Dumb Friends League is the largest community-based animal welfare organization in the Rocky Mountain region, helping pets and people in the Denver metro area and beyond. In 2012, the League expanded the scope of its services to include providing shelter, care and hope for abused and neglected equines in Colorado. The Dumb Friends League has shelters at 2080 S. Quebec St. in Denver and the Buddy Center at 4556 Castleton Court in Castle Rock, as well as the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine CenterTM near Franktown. For more information, visit ddfl.org or call (303) 751-5772.