Remember the Animal Shelter this holiday season

While you are out and about trying to find those perfect gifts for family and friends, remember the animals at the Wabash County Animal Shelter. As a non-profit entity, the shelter, located at 810 Manchester Avenue in Wabash, depends upon donations for all aspects of its operation.

Wet and dry dog, kitten and puppy food is a daily need, as is cat litter. The shelter asks that no donations of dry cat food be given at this time since there is an abundance of it at the moment. Dog and cat treats give the animals something special to enjoy; toys help keep them active and interested.

Donations of bleach, liquid laundry soap (no dry), hand sanitizer, paper towels, mops, brooms, dust pans, and Dawn dish soap help the staff keep the facility clean and the animal healthy.

Office supplies such as copy paper, stamps, envelopes and gift cards that can be used to purchase ink cartridges help cover office operations.

Donations can be dropped off at the shelter during operation hours or at a donation box located inside Big R.

Can’t decide what to donate? Consider donating your time. Volunteers can help with cleaning, animal walking and play, socialization and special events.

Monetary donations are always accepted and can be made to the general fund, or a specific fund. The most common fund is the spay/neuter fund. That fund allows the shelter to have some of the animals spayed or neutered before they are adopted, which reduces the expense to adopt as well as helps control the animal population.

Contact the shelter at 563-3511 with questions.

Pets play such an important role in peoples’ lives. For those without homes and families this time of year, help make a difference in their lives by helping the Wabash County Animal Shelter care for them.

Posted on 2013 Dec 17