Sacramento County’s Bradshaw Animal Shelter
is hosting its fourth Annual Howliday Stocking Toy & Treat Drive. The shelter is collecting quality toys and treats for shelter animals in need during the holiday season. Volunteers are already busy hand sewing and stuffing hundreds of holiday stockings. Stockings will be hung on each and every shelter kennel during the month of December so that every adopted shelter pet will be sent “Home for the Holidays” with added holiday cheer.
“As this project has evolved, the community has really rallied around it, which is bringing awareness to the shelter,” says Colleen Auernig, Bradshaw Animal Shelter volunteer. “The stockings have now become symbols of the love and kindness of many. That symbol is then given to the new adoptive family to show our gratitude and appreciation for adopting a shelter pet.”
The shelter is asking for donations
of quality cat and dog items like bully sticks, Kongs, dental chews, wand toys, balls and items for smaller critters like rabbits, guinea pigs, and hamsters. Items can also be found on the shelter’s Amazon Wishlist
Donations can be sent to or dropped off at the Bradshaw Animal Shelter, 3839 Bradshaw Road, Sacramento, CA 95827 Tuesday through Sunday at the Animal Admissions door between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
In observance of Thanksgiving, the Bradshaw Animal Shelter will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov. 26.
Donating is just one way you can help shelter pets. Giving shelter pets a “Home for the Holidays” is a wonderful way to spread holiday cheer while helping pets in your community. Schedule an adoption appointment by calling the adoption appointment line at 916-875-2287 Tuesday through Sunday between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. or view their adoptable pets online at bradshawshelter.net
. This season, the shelter will also be hosting walk-in adoption events. Follow them on Facebook
for event updates.