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Pet drive at Apache Junction library

Posted 11/29/21

For the third year, the Apache Junction Public Library, 1177 N. Idaho Road, joins with Apache Junction Paws & Claws Care Center to collect donations for the city’s homeless pets this …

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Neighbors

Pet drive at Apache Junction library

Through Jan. 8, the library will collect cleaning and pet supply donations for animals at the city’s open-admission shelter.
Through Jan. 8, the library will collect cleaning and pet supply donations for animals at the city’s open-admission shelter.
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For the third year, the Apache Junction Public Library, 1177 N. Idaho Road, joins with Apache Junction Paws & Claws Care Center to collect donations for the city’s homeless pets this holiday season.

Through Jan. 8, the library will collect cleaning and pet supply donations for animals at the city’s open-admission shelter, according to a release.

The shelter rescues pets in need and among its many services offers housing and second chances for abandoned pets, none of whom are turned away. It also protects public health and safety by enforcing laws and ordinances, responding to complaints of animal abuse, and working with a dozen rescue and welfare partners to find loving homes for homeless animals, the release states.

“So far in 2021 we have taken in almost 2,000 animals from within the community,” Lori Erlandson, care center manager, said in the release. “We are slightly higher on intakes as compared to last year and unfortunately, adoptions have slowed down for shelter pets across the Valley. We are always so grateful for the community support that allows us to continue to provide safe, comfortable housing for our shelter animals.”

Want to participate, but don’t know what to donate? Apache Junction Paws & Claws Care Center provided a wish list to help guide you:

  • Kitty litter
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Canned food (cat, dog, puppy and kitten)
  • Peanut butter
  • Poop bags
  • Leashes and collars
  • Nylabones
  • Kong toys
  • Cat and dog treats
  • Dryer sheets

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