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Operation Santa Paws - Kids for Kindness

posted Dec 13, 2011, 4:35 PM by IT Admin   [ updated Dec 13, 2011, 5:04 PM ]
We know that many families here at Smith are blessed with the joy of caring for a pet.  Kids for Kindness is asking that you continue your support in our next venture, "Operation Santa Paws."  We'll be collecting donations to benefit local animal shelters & rescues.  Unfortunately, there are thousands of shelter/rescue animals in need of a home in Orange County alone.

We're approaching one of the toughest times of the year for shelter & rescue animals.  The wind and rain make for a cold night.  So, if you would be so kind as to go through your closets and drop off any new or used blankets, pillows, towels, etc. at the boxes located in front of the office, it would be greatly appreciated.

We're also collecting food, treats & toys for the needy animals.  You'll find a complete list below.  Please take a moment to look it over and see if you have anything to contribute.  Any donation helps make a shelter animal's life a little easier.

Below you will find a list of some of the shelters & rescues that we are working with in case you would like to contact them to volunteer your time. Or if you are thinking od adding a new family member to your home, please think about adoption first.  You'll be thanked daily with love & loyalty.

If you would like to join Kids for Kindness & help us with Operation Santa Paws, please contact Tammy Irby at kidsforkindess@smithpta.org.

Thank you all in advance for your kindness in helping with this great cause.

Happy Holidays,

Stacey Mazza


SHELTERS:

Orange County Humane Society (www.ochumanesociety.com)
21632 Newland Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92646

OCPBR (www.ocpbr.org)
2701 Harbor Blvd
E-2 #71
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Stella's Hope (www.stellashope.org)
POI Box 4145
Costa Mesa, CA 92628


Operation Santa Paws Wish List
  • Durable, hard, solid puppy/dog toy, such as indestructible ball, Nylabone, Kong, Booda, Gummabones, Velva or Best Ball brand toys
  • Sealed packs of dog treats (i.e. Pup-eroni, soft milk bones, or other soft jerky type dog treats)
  • Dry puppy food
  • Dry and canned kitten food
  • Large & Medium food/water bowls
  • Durable kitten/cat toys
  • Cardboard serving trays for use as littler boxes (available for purchase at Smart & Final)
  • Plug-in or durable stand-0alone electric or battery-operated scent/aromatherapy machines
  • Flea Control (Frontline, etc)
  • Heating pads for infant animals
  • Scrub brushes, rubber curry brushes, mops, brooms, heavy-duty water hoses
  • Dish-washing gloves
  • Paper Towels
  • Plastic Aprons/Smocks
  • Blankets without stuffing
  • Bath towels (used or new)
  • 6' nylon dog leashes
  • Flannel baby blankets for kittens
  • Toilet paper/bathroom tissue
  • Top-loading cat carriers
  • Cardboard cat scratchers
  • Zip-lock food storage bags, all sizes
  • 33 and 13 gallon black trash-bags
  • Polaroid 600 film
  • Postage stamps
  • Donations for our special needs and veterinary bills
  • Dog & cat sponsorships
  • Foster homes for adult cats
  • Forever homes for cats and dogs (You'll gain a new best friend for life)

Save a life, adopt a shelter animal