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Adopt, Don't Shop!

 
Adopt, Don't Shop
Adopting a rescue pet goes far beyond simply welcoming a new furry family member; it represents a life-changing decision that saves precious lives. The statistics speak volumes about the significance of choosing adoption, revealing that approximately 6.5 million animals enter U.S. animal shelters every year, of which 1.5 million are tragically euthanized. However, amidst this heartache, there lies a beacon of hope—a chance to change the course of these animals' lives and provide them with the love and care they so desperately deserve. Together, we can create a world where every pet has the opportunity to know the warmth of a loving home and the joy of a second chance at life.
 
Check Out These Reputable Shelters:
Denver Dumb Friends League
Denver, CO
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The Denver Dumb Friends League is one of the oldest and largest animal welfare organizations in the region. Committed to providing compassionate care, they offer a variety of services. Their modern and spacious facility aims to find forever homes for numerous cats, dogs, and small animals.
 
MaxFund Animal Adoption Center
Denver, CO
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As a no-kill shelter, MaxFund is dedicated to providing medical care and adoption services for homeless pets. They rescue from overcrowded shelters and ensure that each pet receives the love they deserve. Their mission is to find homes for animals and promote responsible pet ownership.
 
Denver Animal Shelter
Denver, CO
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Operated by the City of Denver, the Denver Animal Shelter works diligently to protect the welfare of animals in the community. They offer adoption services for a variety of pets and provide resources for responsible pet ownership, licensing, and animal control services.
 
Evergreen Animal Protective League
Evergreen, CO
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The Evergreen Animal Protective League (EAPL) is a non-profit rescue organization dedicated to saving homeless pets and finding them forever homes. They provide shelter, medical care, and rehabilitation for animals in need. EAPL also promotes responsible pet ownership.
 
Foothills Animal Shelter
Golden, CO
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Foothills Animal Shelter is an open-admission shelter serving Jefferson County and beyond. They are dedicated to providing a safe haven for animals in need, finding them homes, and promoting their welfare. The shelter offers a range of programs and adoption opportunities.
 
Big Bones
Canine Rescue
Windsor, CO
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Big Bones is a dedicated non-profit organization focused on saving and rehoming large breed dogs. They provide a safe haven for these canines, offering medical care, training, and finding them loving forever homes.
 
If adopting a pet is not within your reach, rest assured that there are numerous powerful ways to lend support to shelter animals and create a meaningful change in their lives.
 
Other Ways to Help:
1. Volunteer at Animal Shelters: Many shelters rely on dedicated volunteers to assist with tasks such as walking dogs, socializing cats, cleaning kennels, or helping with administrative work. Your time and effort can make a significant difference in the lives of these animals.
2. Foster Animals in Need: Consider becoming a foster pet parent. Fostering provides temporary homes for animals awaiting adoption, allowing them to experience a loving environment and receive the care they need while waiting for their forever homes.
3. Donate Supplies: Shelters often appreciate donations of pet food, toys, bedding, and other supplies. Check with your local shelter to see what items they need most, and consider organizing a supply drive in your community.
4. Contribute Financially: Donating money to reputable animal shelters and rescue organizations helps them cover medical expenses, provide care, and offer adoption services to pets in need.
5. Raise Awareness: Use your voice and platform to raise awareness about the importance of adopting shelter animals. Share adoption success stories, educate others about responsible pet ownership, and promote adoption events.
6. Participate in Fundraising Events: Attend or organize fundraising events, such as adoption fairs, charity walks, or pet-themed gatherings. These events not only raise funds, but also create a sense of community around animal welfare.
 

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