Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Dumb Friends League Opening Veterinary Hospital

The Dumb Friends League has announced that PetAid Animal Hospital is becoming Dumb Friends League Solutions – Veterinary Hospital. The change is expected to take place on
October 1, 2018. Adding Dumb Friends League Solutions – Veterinary Hospital to the services provided through mobilespay/neuter units and Solutions – Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic will allow the League to provide preventive care to owned animals while working toward its mission to end pet homelessness and animal suffering.

“Sometimes people surrender animals to us because they can’t afford medical care,” said Dr. Apryl Steele, Dumb Friends League President and CEO. “By opening the veterinary hospital for the people struggling to help their pets, we hope to preserve existing bonds and help people and pets to stay together.”

In the past several years, the demand for veterinary care to underserved pets has increased dramatically, a trend the League expects to continue. The organization is uniquely positioned in experience, infrastructure and community support to meet this urgent need.

“We provided life-changing outcomes for the more than 20,000 homeless pets and horses that came to our shelters last year alone,” said Steele. “Now, we will be able to help even more animals and people in need.”

“For more than 20 years, PetAid Animal Hospital has provided donor-subsidized care for tens of thousands ofpets – nearly 14,000 in 2017 alone,” said Diane Matt, PetAid Colorado CEO. “We are excited to work with the Dumb Friends League during this transition, and for the League to carry on PetAid’s mission in our community.”