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!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Pet Food Drive in NYC

Most animal shelters are HAPPY to take donations of unopened pet food, beds, LINENS (of all kinds), BLANKETS, kennels, cages, gently-worn leashes and collars, nail clippers, brushes, toys, tennis balls...

...But, did you know you can give pet food to some pantries for people's pets?  In these hard economic times, this is really crucial. So many dogs and cats get owner surrendered to shelters due to those people feeling they cannot ake care of the family pet. (BTW -- these dogs and cats are often put down first since it is understood the family is not looking for them).  How much easier it might be to keep the family pet if their food costs were cut down just a bit?

The Animal Relief Fund (ARF) is helping collect pet food for pantries throughout New York City. Visit their donation site and see what you can do. They will distribute the pet food to pantries for you!

Where do they donate the pet food?
See for yourself:

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