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Top 5 Donations Your Local Pet Shelters Need

  • 23 December 2017
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As we get to the end of the holiday season and start a new year, it’s a great time to help out those in need. If you’re thinking about making a donation, one recipient to strongly consider is a local Cincinnati pet shelter. These shelters work extremely hard to provide for dogs and cats that are truly in need. Shelters rely on contributions, support and donations from members of the community.

Since donations allow shelters to continue supporting lots of animals, here are 5 different ways you can give to them:

1. Items

Most shelters are very appreciative of getting donations of both new and gently-used items. Wish lists often include water & food bowls, toys, leashes, collars, brushes, beds and blankets. Shelters also need a variety of cleaning supplies. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with a shelter and ask them which items they currently need the most.

2. Awareness

Shelters in Cincinnati do an incredible amount of positive work for local animals. With everything going on in the world, it’s easy to forget about that impact. One way you can help with this issue is by spreading awareness. This donation can be as simple as using your social media profiles or as elaborate as organizing a fundraising event for a specific shelter.

3. Time

Animal shelters rely on help from volunteers to carry out their mission. Even if you only have a few hours a week, donating this time to a Cincinnati shelter will have a positive impact. You can easily contact a shelter to learn more about the type of help they need.

4. Skills

There’s no question that shelters need lots of help with tasks like cleaning and taking care of all the dogs. But they also need assistance with more specialized tasks. If you have a skill, chances are good that a shelter will benefit from you donating it. This can be anything from photography to accounting to online marketing.

5. Food

Given all the animals that occupy a shelter, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they consume a lot of pet food. If you want to donate Pet Wants food to a Cincinnati shelter, let us know ahead of time so that we can do something special for you.

We hope you’ve had a wonderful holiday season and that 2018 gets off to a great start for you. We also want to mention that if you’re looking for a specific Cincinnati shelter to support, we highly recommend SPCA Cincinnati. With an incredible history that dates all the way back to 1873, this wonderful local shelter takes in over 13,000 pets every year!