Have you thought about how you can help out local animal rescues especially around the holidays? It is sometimes common for people to "adopt a family" and buy gifts for a family in need, however this year I challenge you to think about the furry community when you consider donating around the holidays. There are many local organizations who could desperately use your help in a variety of ways. Visit my past blog post to see a complete list of Kansas City area shelters and rescues. Here are just a few local organizations and their holiday wish lists below. If your animal rescue or shelter is not listed, please feel free to send your holiday wish list to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will add your information to this post.
Remington Schnauzer says to please remember the furry babies this holiday season and he won't even peek to see if you do!
Protective Animal Welfare Society (KC PAWS) (www.kcpaws.org)
Canned dog food
Monetary donations to pay down vet bill and help with surgeries
Missouri Pit Bull Rescue (www.mprgroup.net)
Metal storage cans
Kirkland brand dog food
Tough toys (i.e., Kong balls)
Towels and basic cleaning supplies
KC Pet Project (www.kcpetproject.org)
Large bath towels
Hand sanitizer dispensors w/refills or LARGE bottles of saniter with the pumps or just refill bottles.
The Animal Rescue Alliance (T.A.R.A.) (www.tarasdream.org)
Dry and Canned Dog & Puppy Food (any brand)
Dog Chews, Toys, and Treats
Dog Collars, Leashes and Gentle Leaders
Scoopable Cat Litter (any brand)
Dry Cat & Kitten Food (Iams only please)
Canned Cat Food (any brand)
Cat Collars and toys
Scratching Posts (homemade is okay)
Cardstock (plain & colored)
Plain Printer Paper (plain & colored)
Fleece or Flannel (Plain or Print)
Large Metal or Plastic Trash Cans w/ Lids
Large Tote Containers w/ Lid
Heartland SPCA (www.heartlandspca.org)
Non-clumping kitty litter
Dawn dish soap
Straw to assist pets in need with winter-weather preparedness. A complete wishlist is located here.