In a perfect world, every homeless animal would be adopted by a loving family today. But in reality, animal shelters and refuges remain very busy places, especially around the holidays. Just like children, these sweet dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, and other animals have Christmas lists too, filled with wishes that caring community members can help fulfill by donating pet-related items to Claus for Paws.

Claus for Paws is a nonprofit organization that helps shelter animals live better lives while they await their forever homes. Simply look for specially marked “Claus for Paws” donation crates at local businesses like Doggie Styles, Shelburne Market, Dealer.com, and Healthy Living. That’s where you can drop off your donation of new pet-related items to support the love and work of area shelters.

The simplest wishes – cleaning supplies, bedding, food, collars, leashes, and toys – often go unfulfilled or add up to a substantial expense. But with the community’s help, local humane societies, 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.

Find a complete list of suggested donation items and drop-off locations, and be sure to become a fan of Claus for Paws on Facebook.

During this time of making your list and checking it twice, Claus for Paws asks everyone to please consider supporting the thousands of homeless animals who don’t have a voice to express their needs. And they thank everyone in advance for giving lots of tails a reason to wag this holiday season.

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