Since its origin in December 2013, the Santa Paws Tree has been the collection point for over 4,000 pounds of dog and cat food, along with numerous beds, crates, collars, toys and treats. Once again, Friends of Hanover Dog Parks will be collecting needed items throughout the month of December.
Please help homeless animals during the holiday season by donating at the Santa Paws Tree in the Taylor Building, located at 13017 Taylor Complex Lane in Ashland, anytime between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
You may also drop your donations off at the Hanover County Animal Shelter, also located in the Taylor Complex. And, if your holiday wish list includes adding a 4-legged friend to your family, please check out their pets available for adoption.
This year the Shelter’s wish list includes: canned and dry dog and cat food for both adult animals and puppies and kittens, newspapers, towels, sheets, blankets, leashes, collars, dog and cat toys, cat litter, and milk replacement supplement for newborn kittens and puppies. If you don’t have time to shop, cash donations are always appreciated. Checks may be made out to Hanover County Animal Control and mailed to PO Box 40, Hanover, VA 23069.
If needed, you can arrange for pick-up of your donated items by calling Lynda Patterson at 723-5760.