Now more than ever, you are needed to donate your old blankets, towels, and sheets to your local animal shelter. With financial cut-backs, repairs on shelters are often put off, so if it's drafty, the animals suffer. I know my shelter uses rags to stuff under doors. No kidding! Empty out those closets... this is your chance to get rid of stuff and do something useful!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Food Pantry for Hudson Valley Pets

via Paws 'n' Claws at LoHudBlogs:

The Hudson Valley Humane Society has established a Pet Food Pantry for pet owners needing temporary assistance during these challenging economic times. The pantry is funded entirely with donated food. Those eligible will be required to meet certain criteria (unemployed, Social Security, Section H, family shelter, etc.). Photo I.D. will be required to redeem a two-week’s supply of pet food. Currently the pantry is stocked with canine and feline food products. The pantry is accessible every Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

“The HVHS receives heartbreaking calls from owners looking to surrender their pet simply due to the economy – they struggle to feed them,” commented Ray Mundy, president HVHS. He continued, “We thought a pantry may be able to keep the family whole and prevent the surrender of a beloved pet and at the same time give the owners time to get back on their feet.”

Donations of unopened dry and canned food suitable for canines and felines can be made to the HVHS at 200 Quaker Road in Pomona, seven days a week; alternatively, those interested in donating may do so every Saturday and Sunday at Petco on Route 59 in Nanuet at the onsite HVHS Adoption Center.

For more information call 845-354-3124 or visit