Animal shelters work 365 days a year to save and care for homeless pets as well as injured and abused animals. In addition to finding homes for rescued and homeless pets, these shelters also house, feed, and provide care for these animals which puts a burden on many local shelters. Each year, the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) runs the Presents 4 Pets campaign to collect donations to assist local animal shelters. Laura Mae Gay, owner of The Pet’s Home and local NAPPS member, is spearheading the Present 4 Pets campaign in the Naperville-Plainfield area.
The Presents 4 Pets campaign is a collection drive aimed to assist local animal shelters in caring for and housing rescued pets. The campaign is already underway for this year and donations will continue to be accepted now through December 15. Those interested in helping the cause may donate items to collection boxes at one of five locations throughout the Naperville Plainfield area. The following are the donation spots for 2013:
1) Healthsource of Plainfield – 24042 W Riverwalk Ct #118 Plainfield, IL
2) Brookeville Animal Hospital – 497 S Weber Bolingbrook, IL
3) Formosa Grooming – 2959 Artesian Rd Naperville, IL
4) Shorewood Animal Hospital – 504 Brookforest Ave Shorewood, IL
5) Graham Elementary School – 2315 High Meadow Rd Naperville, IL
6) Springbrook Animal Care Center – 2759 Forgue Drive Naperville, IL
If you cannot make it to one of these donations spots, you can arrange a pick up through The Pet’s Home by contacting Laura at 630-854-8841. Donations that are accepted by the Presents 4 Pets campaign include items such as toys, treats, blankets, towels, rugs, beds, bleach, leashes, collars, cages, and food as well as cash donations to help contribute to the cost of running an animal shelter and provide much needed supplies to animals of these shelters.
In an effort to collect more items and donations, NAPPS members such as Laura Mae Gay of The Pet’s Home are raising awareness through their clients and local communities. If you are interested in making a donation to Presents 4 Pets, take your donation to one of the five donation spots or contact Laura to arrange a pick up.