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Annual Holiday Pet Supply Drive to Benefit City of Bloomington Animal Shelter and the Monroe County Humane Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 12, 2016

For more information, please contact:
Jenny Gibson, Volunteer Program Director, City of Bloomington Animal Care & Control Department, 812-349-3872

Annual Holiday Pet Supply Drive to Benefit City of Bloomington Animal Shelter and the Monroe County Humane Association

Bloomington, Ind. - The City of Bloomington Animal Shelter announces the launch of its annual pet supply drive.

The Shelter requests donations of items such as toys, treats and bedding in order to make the animals' stay at the shelter more comfortable while they await their forever homes. Donations of all types of bedding, including blankets, comforters, rugs, towels, sheets and pillowcases, are especially important as we head into the colder months.

Community members can help animals in need by donating any of the following items:

  • Cat and dog toys

  • Canned cat and dog food

  • Pig ears, squeeze cheese and soft dog treats

  • Dry cat and dog food

  • Cat litter, all types

  • Bedding, towels and rugs

Donation boxes decorated by students from Binford, Grandview, St. Charles and Pinnacle schools will be available in the following locations:

  • Kroger stores at Second Street, 528 S College Ave, and Clear Creek, 4025 S Old State Rd 37

  • The Dog House, 1999 S Yost Ave

  • American Rental, 1416 Liberty Dr

  • City Hall, 401 N Morton St

  • The Visitor's Center, 2855 N Walnut St

  • Steeplechase Apartments, 3400 S Sare Rd

  • Bloomingfoods West, 316 W 6th St

  • Natural Pet Foods, 2401 W 3rd St B

  • Ellettsville IGA, 4681 W Richland Plaza Dr

Donations can also be brought directly to the Shelter, 3410 S Walnut St, during the following business hours:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

  • Tuesdays and Fridays from 12:00 to 7:00 p.m.

  • Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Through the Science Diet feeding program, the Shelter receives all the dry food necessary to feed shelter animals. However, the Shelter is always happy to accept donations of dry pet food, which is used to stock a pet food pantry hosted by the Monroe County Humane Association to help community members who need assistance in caring for their pets. Being able to provide this type of assistance means that some animals can stay in their homes rather than be relinquished to the shelter.

For more information, contact the Bloomington Animal Shelter at 812-349-3492 or bloomington.in.gov/animalshelter.

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