Animal Shelter seeking donations

Published 12:17 am Thursday, July 21, 2011

Donations are currently being sought for the Andalusia Animal Shelter.

Items such as pet shampoo, bath towels, pet toys, collars and the like are needed for the local shelter, said city employee Brandy Smith.

“The Andalusia Animal Shelter runs off a very small budget that really only allows for things like food, water, and cleaning items for the facility,” Smith said. “The facility provides so much more, such as offering shots, worming and spay and/or neuter to adoptable pets with the assistance of a local veterinarian.”

Smith said employees strive to provide those wanting to adopt a loving animal after receiving hands-on training and learning the disposition of the animals.

“There is a stigma within the community that animals at the animal shelter are not adopted they are only euthanized,” she said. “This is untrue.”

Smith said providing the animals with all the necessities is “barely possible.”

So, with the help of the public stepping in to lend a hand, the shelter can continue to improve its appearance and services to the public and the animals with the items they so desperately need, she said.

Cash and check donations can also be made, she said. Checks should be made payable to the Andalusia Animal Shelter.

Donations can be dropped off at the Andalusia Police Department in the front lobby or at the Andalusia Animal Shelter located at 101 Coliseum Avenue in Andalusia.

For further questions or information, contact Christin Ball at (334) 222-8705.