Daily Walrus - Helping People Help Animals

It’s Valentine’s Day! | February 14, 2008

This Valentine’s Day, don’t forget to send a little love to your neighborhood animal shelter. You can always send a card with a monetary donation, but here are a few other ideas that will make you the sweetheart of both the animals and volunteers. Drop off a few boxes of dog and cat treats for the animals. Whip up a batch of cookies for the staff and volunteers and bring those along as well.

Many shelters have “wish lists” of items they are in need of on their websites. Often listed are common items like towels, cleaning supplies, leashes and kibble. Some shelters are in need of larger items like pet carriers, used laptops, or monitors. I know we have an old PC in the closet taking up space. Maybe it could be put to good use by the good folks at Ollie’s Place. I think I’ll call and find out!

If you’ve adopted a pet from a shelter, send a card and a pic of your pet with a brief update on how they’re doing (along with a donation). The volunteers will love to hear a success story, and will be encouraged by the fact that the work they’re doing is making a difference in the lives of animals.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Hello - we are Jenny and Ryan, a couple living in Brooklyn, New York. We are both busy with school and work but try to take time to do something every day to make the world a better place for animals. Occasionally we may link to outside websites for additional resources, but we do not necessarily endorse all policies of these organizations. Despite the title of our blog, the focus is not only on walruses. So what's with the title? We named this blog after our cat, Wally, aka The Walrus. We are the proud parents of two cats (Wally and Tito) and one dog (Luigi).

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