I was going to write about something else but the other day one of my Twitter friends tweeted “Plz donate your used towels & blankets to an animal shelter.” I mentioned that we had a pile of donations waiting to be picked up by A Call 4 Paws. The pile included cat food, toys, cat tree, and old t-shirts and sweatshirts. Pepper then axed what they would use sweatshirts for. I was a little surprised she didn’t know.
|Last year this cat tree was donated.|
Shelters need more than cat food and litter. They also need a laundry list of other things, including cleaning supplies, trash bags, old towels, blankets, feeding dishes, PTUs, paper towels and plates. Yes, they can also use t-shirts to cut into cleaning rags and sweatshirts which can be cut up and used in cages or as cleaning rags. Another item that a shelter can use is carpeting to make their own scratching posts. Shelters that also house dogs need leashes and collars also. Lastly, if you received any Christmas presents that you can’t use, your shelter can auction them off in a Tricky Tray. Use your imagination and your shelter will probably welcome it.
|Our donations from a few years ago.|
Now, won’t you meet Olivia. Olivia is a shy little tabby kitten. She is about 10 months old. She is timid when meeting people, but warms to people when she gets to know them. She is very sweet, & purrs with the best of 'em! If you wish to meet Olivia, please contact Beth & Brian at NJ firstname.lastname@example.org. Olivia is just one of the cats available from A Call 4 Paws in Jersey City,