Animal lovers from all over the state will be glued to their television sets for The Dumb Friends League’s annual ‘Pledges for Pets Telethon.’ In its 18th year, the fundraiser hopes to bring in more than $300,000 to help provide loving care and vital services for thousands of cats, dogs and other small animals, as well as formerly abused and neglected horses at the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center™.
Those who wish to donate will have the chance to do so by calling, texting and making online donations while the event airs, from noon to 5 p.m. – all while enjoying watching adorable adoptable pets, heartwarming stories about adopted animals and getting a sneak-peak of what’s new at the animal shelter. “Viewers will see the many ways the Dumb Friends League helps pets, horses and people in our community,” said Bob Rohde, president and CEO. “They’ll also see how their donations can make a life-changing difference for thousands of homeless animals that come into our care every year.”
Each year, the private, nonprofit organization, spends over $25,000 a day on companion animal services, with another $8,000 plus (daily) being spent on veterinary care and its two mobile spay/neuter trucks. And the cost is well worth it when looking at the numbers. In 2014, the Dumb Friends League found more than 17,500 pets new homes, reunited animals with owners and/or relocated others to similar animal friendly facilities. The donations also help them provide services like humane education for owners, rehabilitation for abused animals and training for pets with behavior issues.
Tune into to Fox31 this Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m., to see how you can make a difference in an animal’s life!
(Source: Press Release, Dumb Friends League)