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Animal Care Services invites you to "Bring Christmas to the Animals" and learn about adopting, fostering and volunteering opportunities Sunday.
Chris Schilling, with Community Development, says more than 20 dogs and nearly 20 cats that are available for adoption or in need of foster homes are staying at the Animal Care Services Center this holiday season. The "Bring Christmas to the Animals" event provides the community with a chance to donate gifts that will improve the pets' stay at the shelter.
Animal Care Services General Manager Nicohl Birdwell Gooding says they want to ensure that the animals are very comfortable while they stay at the Animal Care Services Center. She added that the open house is a great opportunity for the public to learn how they can help make the shelter a nice temporary home for adoptable pets."
Donation items needed include blankets and towels, pet food, cat litter, pet toys and treats.
Animal Care Services also depends on the generosity of volunteers to help maintain the shelter, keep the animals active and provide foster homes for adoptable pets until they can be placed with their permanent owners.
Short term and long term fostering opportunities are available. Short-term fostering requires only one to three weeks of providing the animal a home. Long term fostering can last an undetermined amount of time until a pet is placed with its permanent home.
Other volunteer services needed include walking the dogs at the shelter, socializing with the cats at the shelter, cleaning up after the pets and driving them to veterinarian appointments.
The "Bring Christmas to the Animals" event will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Animal Care Services Center, located at 2730 Arnold Drive in Columbus.
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 8:03:00 AM
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