Animal shelters around the United States struggle to accommodate the huge number of homeless dogs and cats in the country. In Mesa County, CO, the situation has reached crisis levels. To alleviate the problem of overcrowding at local shelters, Mesa County Animal Services (MCAS) and Grand Rivers Humane Society are sounding a call for potential fosters, a news item on the Mesa County website reports.
Grand River Humane Society provides potential fosters with any supplies needed to take in a shelter cat or dog and will help pay for the animal’s medical care, which is provided by the organization’s veterinary partners. Concerned parties for whom fostering isn’t currently an option can also donate pet supplies to MCAS. The following supplies, in particular, are urgently needed:
- Dog and cat food
- Non-clumping cat litter
Those interested in fostering can call 970-644-0575, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out the application form at https://grandrivershumane.org/foster-application/. Pet supply donations can be sent to Mesa County Animal Services, 971A Coffman Road in Whitewater.
What to Donate to Your Local Animal Shelter
Animal shelters are typically staffed by dedicated and passionate teams who are willing to give their all to help homeless pets. If you’re interested in supporting their work and improving quality of life for shelter animals, donating is one of the best ways to do so.
Besides monetary donations, donations of pet food and treats are welcome at most shelters. Wholesale dog collars, custom plush toys, leashes and other similar items are also good choices, as these help shelter dogs get the exercise and stimulation they need to preserve their physical and mental health. Your best bet is always to call your local shelter and ask what they need, as this guarantees immediate use for your donations.Want concrete and impactful ways to help homeless animals or advocate for animal welfare? You’ll find plenty of ideas and organizations to contact on the PrideBites blog, your one-stop source for compelling pet news. Bookmark us now!