Donation helps Denver animal shelter build new facility

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Posted 2/6/19

The Denver Dumb Friends League is one step closer to helping shelter pets across the state get adopted. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) donated $250,000 toward …

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Donation helps Denver animal shelter build new facility

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The Denver Dumb Friends League is one step closer to helping shelter pets across the state get adopted.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) donated $250,000 toward the Denver Dumb Friends League capital campaign project in January, according to a news release.

In 2017, the nonprofit launched the Building a Better Way home campaign to rebuild and renovate its shelter space at 2080 S. Quebec St. in Denver. The ASPCA donation will go toward a space dedicated to animals being transferred from other rescue organizations. The separate space will allow the Denver Dumb Friends League to work with larger groups of animals and immediately address any health concerns, the release said.

“We often do not have enough pets available for people looking to adopt, so we have created ethical animal transfer partnerships with shelters and rescue organizations in Colorado, as well as other states,” said Dr. Apryl Steele, president and CEO of the Dumb Friends League, in the release. “This investment by the ASPCA will not only help build this advanced transfer space, it will directly impact the lives of homeless pets that may otherwise wait months, or even years, to be adopted.”

The space will be named in honor of former Dumb Friends League president and CEO Bob Rohde and is expected to be completed later this year.

So far, the nonprofit has raised more than $36 million toward the $40 million campaign. For more information on the Denver Dumb Friends League, visit https://www.ddfl.org/

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