TAW Holiday Supply Drive

posted December 3rd, 2011 by
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by Stacy Pettit

December is here, and with that comes the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. But while you are out finding a tasty treat to stuff in Fido or Mitten’s stocking, don’t forget about those four-legged friends who won’t be receiving gifts from any adopted family this year. In fact, many dogs and cats will continue to remain homeless and alone on the very holiday that reminds us that being home with a loving family is truly what warms the heart.

That’s why the Oklahoma Alliance for Animals is sponsoring a drive for Tulsa’s local animal shelter. The City of Tulsa Animal Welfare will be taking donations this winter season to keep the homeless animals at the shelter comfortable. Donations can be taken directly to the shelter at 3031 N. Erie Ave. Tuesday through Friday from 12 p.m.

to 6 p.m. or Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Some items that would bring warmth to these animals include:

For Dogs:

.     Small or medium washable dog beds

.     Large wire crates

.     Rawhide chew strips

.     Soft treats

.     New or gently used soft dog toys to comfort sick puppies

For Cats:

.     Cardboard cat scratching posts (check out Stretchandscratch.com)

.     Soft cat treats

.     Plastic toys

.     Fur mice toys

The shelter is also in need of gift cards to Petsmart, Southern Agriculture, Petco, Target, Walgreen’s and Wal-Mart so that volunteers can buy supplies throughout the year ahead. Monetary donations are also accepted. Checks should be made out to “TAW Holiday Supply Drive.”

This holiday season, take a moment to reach out a loving hand for those who are struggling, including those furrier individuals.

Welcoming a new pet into your home may not be an option, but you can still share some comfort and cheer through these donations. And if a friend or family member has carefully thought about the adoption process and is looking for a new family member, remind them of all the loving animals at the shelter looking for a forever home. They would like nothing more than being home for Christmas.

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