NATIONAL ANIMAL SHELTER APPRECIATION WEEK
NOVEMBER 6 – NOVEMBER 12, 2016
The holidays are coming. You’re digging through boxes in the garage. You’re assessing what stays and what goes. Shelter Appreciation Week is a great time to gather up a few items you no longer need and perhaps make a trip to the store for a few additional things that could help out your local animal shelter. Usually non-profits, run by dedicated professionals and volunteers who have a place in their hearts for fur babies, shelter organizations rely on the kindness of the community to keep the doors open and care for all in need of assistance.
Google Search “Colorado animal shelters” or “(your city) animal shelter” and you’ll find websites that will not only provide information about the organization, but there will almost always be a Wish List to tell you exactly what supplies are currently needed — and often, a dream list of items that may surprise you.
THE MOST REQUESTED ITEMS
• Small Rugs
• Collars and Leashes
• Cleaning Products
You know how your doggie loves to curl up on something soft and warm and shelter dogs are no exception. Perhaps you have scatter rugs, last year’s beach towels or blankets that you no longer use. Get them out of storage and into the shelters where they can be appreciated. Doggies don’t care if something’s a little worn or out of date.
• Longmont Humane Society wants Lavendar extract used to provide a calming environment for the animals
• Denver Dumb Friends League is looking for a new or slightly used Golf Cart
• Foothills Animals Shelter in Golden is asking for AA and AAA batteries for microchip scanners
• Boulder Humane Society is seeking a Flip Video Camera
… and who would have guessed that some wish lists include: Newspaper • Canned Pumpkin • Ping Pong Balls • Small Branches from willow or fruit trees • working Boom Box CD Players • Digital Cameras • Cotton Balls. These are just a very few of the items that would help the shelters in metro Denver Colorado.
EVEN THE SMALLEST THINGS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Gather your donations and ask the neighbors if they have something — used or new — they wish to contribute. Sometimes folks have good intentions of giving, but they think that they only have a few things or they don’t have the time to drop off the items. You won’t know unless you ask: your neighbors, your friends, your co-workers. You may be blown away by the generosity of others.