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Service to the Animal Shelter

Animal Shelter

Being Kind to Animals

I have a cat.

Do I cuddle with my cat?


Why do I have a cat then?

For a business relationship.


Well, we live on the edge of a field which is growing smaller all the time as new housing developments grow near me.  As the houses are built, the mice are displaced and try to find somewhere else to live.

Since my house is on the edge of the fields, I dislike housing the now uprooted mice, so I, therefore, I have a cat.

Where did I get my really good mousing cat?

At my local Animal Shelter!

Wanting to do a service with my grandkids, I thought the Shelter would be a perfect choice and called to see if anything could be donated to help them out.



Did you know that some shelters care for more than dogs and cats?

The one in my area has:

The employees at the Animal Shelter were so informative and helpful to talk to when I called and said that I would like to do a family service.

They gave me a list of items needed at a wide price range, which worked well with my budget. 

As a family, we went to the store with our allotted money for this project, the list and shopped.  

Here’s the list I was given:

After visiting with the awesome staff and learning about how the animals were cared for at the shelter, the grandkids were allowed to go play with the cats – and boy did they have fun!

Additional Information:

Reader Linda wrote in:  My local shelter has turtles, rabbits, birds, mink, ferrets, emus.  They could always use old blankets, towels, collars, and leashes. Any sweaters for the skinny or small dogs as they get cold or even freeze easy.

Blogger Pam suggested:  They are always looking for volunteers too. A couple of things we like to donate, that most people won’t necessarily think about are paper towels, plastic gloves, hand sanitizer and hand soap. Also, gift cards to places like Tar­get, Wal­mart, and Petco are awe­some too. 

Blogger Diane added to the list above:  old blankets  

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