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Chatham County animal shelter seeks donations for ‘Wishmas Tree’

Posted Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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Pittsboro, NC - Chatham County’s Animal Shelter is hosting its second annual ‘Wishmas Tree’ to collect much-needed donations of specified toys to make the shelter stays more pleasant for furry friends. Such items benefit the sheltered animals’ mental and physical well-being.

The shelter accepts donations during its public hours on Monday-Friday, 11 am to 4 pm and Saturdays from 8 am to noon. The shelter is located about five miles west of Pittsboro just off US 64 on Landfill Road.

“We especially need donations of stimulant and enrichment toys, such as Kong Chew Toys, Nylabones, and Tuff Toys. Any donations of rugged toys of all sizes are appreciated,” said Leigh Anne Garrard, director of Chatham County Animal Control.

Garrard also notes that this is the time of year that some households considering giving pets as gifts. “Holiday giving of pets should be done with a great deal of thought about what is involved in caring for the family addition.”

If families do decide that a pet is an appropriate home addition, Garrard encourages people to consider adopting deserving cats and dogs from the shelter. “We are offering $20 adoptions on all dogs and cats from Dec. 9-21. Our hope is that all of our shelter pets will find a ‘Home for the Howlidays’.”

 
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