Observer staff report
Locals can help make life a little better for the hundreds of animals awaiting adoption in Vermont animal shelters.
“Just like children, these animals have Christmas lists too, filled with wishes that caring community members can help fulfill by donating pet-related items to Claus for Paws,” according to a Nov. 13 press release from newly formed nonprofit.
Claus for Paws boxes have been placed in various local businesses in the area, including Guys Farm and Yard, Healthy Living, Pet Advantage, Essex Agway, Orchard Veterinary, Vermont Lamp & Shade, Small Dog Electronics, Doggie Styles and Passion For Pets, along with several others.
“The simplest wishes—cleaning supplies, bedding, food, collars, leashes and toys—often go unfulfilled or add up to a substantial expense,” the press release states. “But with the community’s help, local shelters, rescue groups and other animal refuges will be gifted with the wish-list items they so desperately need to provide the best love and quality of life for the animals in their care.”
For a complete list of suggested donation items and drop-off locations, visit www.facebook.com/ClausForPaws