Residents at the Front Street Animal Shelter got a little warmer on Friday, March 3rd, when Cal OES delivered 70 slightly used blankets to the shelter. The blankets were among some of the state resources used in the Oroville Dam sheltering response.
The blankets are considered consumables and were made available to evacuees at various shelters. Since, the blankets are considered consumables, there are no procedures or protocols for cleaning or laundering after initial use.Because the shelter relies strictly on donations to care for the lost or abandoned animals, donations are much appreciated.
At the Front Street Animal Shelter there are 97 kennels and the shelter takes in 11,000 dogs and cats a year. Most of those animals are adopted by loving families and will have their own blanket at their new home. However, while staying at Front Street the blankets that were delivered on Friday will be made available to those animals currently at the shelter to make their stay a little more comfortable.
“We rely on donations to help make the animals comfortable during their stay until they find a permanent home,” said Gina Knepp, Director of the Front Street Animal Shelter. “Of course, we love monetary donations , but there are other ways to donate. Whether it be volunteering one’s time or dropping off necessities to care for the animals the support is welcomed.”
And the shelter can always use pet food. Not only does it help feed the animals staying at Front Street, the shelter gives over 5,000 pounds of pet food a year to those who need assistance feeding their pets. Items such as bedding, towels, kitty litter and pet toys are also requested.
Learn more about the Front Street Animal Shelter and download a wish list of items to help keep the animals comfortable by visiting there website: Front Street Animal Shelter.