Animal shelters do so much good for dogs and cats all over the world. Many want to help and give back to these organizations for their tireless work, but it’s not possible to take in all the pets in a rescue, or to regularly donate hundreds of dollars. Instead, we can help by donating things that they need. The trick is knowing what items a center is likely to require. Here are 12 important things to donate to an animal shelter!
1. Old newspapers
These serve as the lining for animals’ cages. It’s a great way to reuse your old newspapers! Just bring them to a shelter instead of putting them in a recycle bin.
2. Old towels or blankets
Here’s a use for your used textiles! They’re good for drying off the animals and also as a means to keep them warm and give them something to snuggle into.
3. Old baby bottles
These can be used for young baby animals who are still nursing but are orphaned, or whose mother is too weak to nurse.
4. Plastic bags
Realized you have a collection of plastic bags growing in your kitchen? Give them to a shelter that can use them for collecting animal waste!