Give Back: Pet Items Needed, Food Drive Helps Humans and Animal Shelters

If you are looking for a simple way to give back to local groups, here are a few ways to help.

Remember the days of a neighbor sharing a cup of sugar? We here at Patch know that those acts of kindness—both big and small—continue even today, particularly in the very giving community of .  This column, Neighbors in Need, will spotlight organizations and groups seeking donations or items in need. If you belong to a group or organization that has a specific request, e-mail Local Editor Mary Ann Lopez at maryl@patch.com, referencing “Neighbors in Need."

Pets in Need


Items in need: Rawhides for big dogs; scoopable (clumping) cat litter

Drop off: Items can be donated at the shelter, 1620 W. Diehl Road.

Pet store helps people, pets

Store: Two Bostons, and

Event: Between Feb. 1 and 14 the store is accepting food for people, which will be donated to , and will match the weight of the donated food in pet food, which will be donated to an area pet rescue group. 

How to help: Drop off food at either Two Bostons location, then visit the Facebook page and vote for the rescue group you want to receive the pet food donation.

Participating animal shelters: Midwest Lab Rescue, ARF, Rover Rescue, Forever Friends Great Dane Rescue, Hope 4 Paws, Recycled Rotts, , , Westie Rescue of MO, It’s a Pittie, Australian Shepherd Rescue Midwest, Great Lakes Lab Rescue.



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