Just One Day Denver (Community Festival and Adoptathon)

More than 70 local animal shelters and rescues – including several government-run shelters – have pledged to not kill animals in their care as part of a nationwide Just One Day event.

Just One Day celebrates shelters and rescues that have taken the pledge to kill no animals for "just one day" and/or forever, and instead focus efforts and resources on increasing adoptions, foster families and awareness within the community. The average cost to euthanize a shelter animal is $104, so the founding idea was to use those resources differently for one day, and in turn show how to reform the shelter system to adopt more animals and reduce the killing in the nation’s shelters.

Residents are invited to bring family, friends and pets to enjoy the Just One Day adopt-a-thon and community event from 3-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at City Park in Denver. Festivities include live music, yard games, food trucks, animals available for adoption, pet vendors, celebrity appearances, a dog show for rescued and adoptable animals hosted by a local grade-school student, and giveaways.

During the day of June 11, partnering restaurants will also give 20% back to local shelters and No Kill Colorado.

A list of participating shelters is available at www.nokilldenver.org.

About No Kill Colorado & Just One Day
Just One Day is a program of No Kill Colorado, and has the partnership of more than 70 rescues and shelters and counting.

The purpose of No Kill Colorado is to facilitate a Colorado where every shelter is open admission and saves more than 90 out of every 100 shelter animals. Tens of thousands of pets are killed each year in Colorado because of the lack of life-saving programs that can be implemented without additional cost, and possibly adding revenue to the current funds provided to municipal shelters.

No Kill Colorado promotes the No Kill Equation, which includes a TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) Program; High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter; Rescue Groups; Foster Care; Comprehensive Adoption Programs; Pet Retention; Medical and Behavior Prevention & Rehabilitation; Public Relations/Community Involvement; Volunteers; Proactive Redemptions; A Compassionate Director.
For event information and to volunteer, sponsor or have a booth, please visit the No Kill Colorado website at www.nokilldenver.org or the group’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NoKillColorado.

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  • Mary H.

    Loved all the support for No Kill Colorado! The animal rescue community and general public is LOADED with kind, compassionate & caring people.

    1 · June 12, 2013

  • Ann S.

    I have been trying to find you since 5:50, but now I have to head out. This is a big park. I don't have time to drive around to the east side of it and I can't find a way to cut through. Bummer! Sorry! I hope it was great!!

    June 11, 2013

    • Lorraine M.

      Oh no:( Sounds like what I'd do! It was a roaring success!

      1 · June 12, 2013

    • Ann S.

      I'm so glad!! Congratulations!!

      June 12, 2013

  • Francella M.

    Got yelled at by a cop and was not easy to find but I made it

    2 · June 11, 2013

  • Monika B.

    I would really like to help out with organizing this event with all of you. I wasn't able to make it to the last couple of Sundays but I would love to receive the minutes and see where I can fit in. I went to the Humane Lobby Day last week and have some ideas I would like to share. Could someone please send me the directions to the Sunday meeting? I would like to try and make it either this Sunday or the following.

    April 23, 2013

  • Shelley

    Do you have any information as to why the Foothills Animal Shelter isn't on the list? I want to try to engage a conversation with them but am guessing someone has already talked to them?

    1 · April 23, 2013

    • Lorraine M.

      Shelley, I think it is a great idea for you to contact the director Heather even if others have. It would be wonderful to have Foothills join us that day.

      1 · April 23, 2013

  • Barbara M.

    This will save so many animals and we will learn how to help save more shelter animals in the future - mainly by working closely with them! Plus it's just going to be oodles of fun with music, a dog parade, dogs, cats and those of us who love them!

    1 · April 22, 2013

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