“Name your own adoption fee” event aims to place 40-plus animals in forever homes
Denver Animal Shelter (DAS) is partnering with Telemundo Denver to host Clear the Shelters on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This “name your own adoption fee” event is one of hundreds of local adoption events taking place across the country as part of the annual promotion. Each event aims to place all stray, abandoned, lost, and homeless pets in safe and loving homes.
DAS is an open-admission shelter that cares for approximately 7,500 lost and abandoned pets each year, with standard adoption fees ranging from $15 to $150. The shelter currently has more than 40 cats, dogs and other animals available for adoption.
While most animals will be adopted as family pets, the shelter also has a new Working Cat program for cats that can help provide rodent control.
Denver Animal Shelter’s adoption package includes a wellness check, spay or neuter, and a one-year pet license. While adoption fees will be reduced for this special event, potential adopters must meet with an adoption counselor and complete the shelter’s application process. Spanish-speaking adoption counselors will be on hand as well.
For those not able to adopt but still eager to help, the shelter is also accepting monetary donations to help defray the costs of animal medical care, dental care and rehabilitation.
The shelter also offers low-cost vaccination, pet licensing, microchipping and other helpful services.
DAS is located at 1241 W. Bayaud Ave. in Denver. The shelter can be reached by phone at 720-913-1311 or online at www.DenverAnimalShelter.org.
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