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Top Ten Ways to Help Your Local Shelter

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You don't have to be an animal expert to help out at your community's shelter. You just need to have the time and desire to lend a helping hand. And it doesn't have to be a lot of time, either

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pam w (139)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 8:51 am
Something as simple as a donation of pet food, newspapers or toys is good, too.

. (0)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 9:21 am
These are fine. But, if you cannot volunteer, shelters always need: newspaper, paper towels, pillow cases, sheets,litter boxes,. Toys are not really a priority; dog treats are. If the shelter has a feral colony, any brand of cat food will do, dry food too. Also, clay litter.
Of course, if you have a spare hald hour, petting a few cats/kittens would be a great help. Brushing would be an incredible help as well.

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 10:14 am
Noted. TY

Kay M (347)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 10:35 am
i make animal blankets. some place will always need them, just a matter of which shelter.
i agree with allan - you don't have to be an official volunteer to give them some attention. many regular volunteers don't have time for that. regular brushing isn't a priority when other animals need baths or treatments.

Kay M (347)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 10:38 am
and - get them to register there. that way people who don't have money to donate directly can use the search engine to raise money in their spare time.

aj E (164)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 11:15 am

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 1:13 pm
Thank you for the information. I will look into volunteering.

MmAway M (506)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 2:47 pm
Thank you Cal! Have taken in tons of things since I can not do Cash. BTW, Thank you Cal, for YOUR Shelter. For those that are not aware, I am sure Cal has info on his page!

Jason S (50)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 6:54 pm
Good posting, thanks

PrimaAWAY B (1278)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 10:01 pm
Thank You!!

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 12:29 am
I will be volunteering at the RSPCA.

Danuta W (1249)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 2:38 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 3:30 am
Simple but significant

. (0)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 3:33 am
Excellent article, je partage.

Ruth C (87)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 9:47 am
I take towels, sheets, soap, cleaning products, etc.
The hardest part about going to a shelter is having to leave all those animals behind and knowing that they would love to have a loving family to care for them and not all of them get that chance.

AWAY AWHILE Cal Mendelsohn (1067)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 10:22 am
I just walked for my local shelter and helped coordinate this effort
We are trying to rebuild our dilapidated local animal shelter near where in live in NY
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