KUSA – Thursday’s “Have a Heart for Homeless Pets” Telethon raised more than $375,000 for the Dumb Friends League.

The telethon, which started at 5 a.m. and ran through 10:30 p.m., was geared toward showcasing the mission of the Dumb Friends League. The 9NEWS team interviewed Dumb Friends League staff members, showcased content that showed the Dumb Friends League’s success stories throughout the day. Segments aired on both KUSA and KTVD.

The Dumb Friends League saw 63 adoptions on Friday, which is above average. The DFL also saw an increase in traffic over the weekend.

All 18 puppies featured in the Telethon were also adopted.

“Our sincerest thanks goes to all those who contributed to the success of the telethon,” Bob Rohde, president and CEO of the Dumb Friends League said. “Your support allows us to continue to open our doors to any pet in need and provide vital care to thousands of homeless animals each year.”

The funds raised during the telethon will help the Dumb Friends League care for all animals in need, whether they are sick, injured, or homeless. The Dumb Friends League is still accepting donations on its website: www.ddfl.org. Dogs, cats and other animals are also available for adoption.

The Have a Heart for Homeless Pets Telethon was sponsored by the Dumb Friends League.

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