Santa Paws helping make holidays bright for local animals

Published 8:45 am Tuesday, November 16, 2021

The Andalusia Animal Shelter is working to ensure that even animals have a merry Christmas by collecting donations through the holiday season.

Santa Paws is a project to help animals in need and the community can help by making a monetary donation or by providing certain items needed by the shelter.  Those who provide a donation will receive a free digital photograph with Santa Paws. Participants can bring their pets to Jones Veterinary Hospital on Dec. 3, from 2 to 4 p.m., or on Dec. 7, from 9 to 11 a.m., to get the picture with Santa Paws.

Among the items on the Andalusia Animal Shelter’s “wish list” are leashes, collars (all sizes), food (dog and cat, dried and canned), clumping cat litter, paper towels, trash bags (all sizes), blue Dawn dish liquid, latex gloves, cotton balls and Q-tips, brooms and dustpans, bandages and gauze, first aid supplies, disinfecting wipes, bleach, hand soap, paper plates, blankets, towels, liquid laundry detergent, legal-sized envelopes, copy paper, dry erase markers, printer ink (HP 67 and 65), extension cords, water hose nozzles, food bowls, puppy pads, yoga mats (good for senior dogs), any storage bins, baskets or plastic shelves, and snacks for volunteers.

For more information, contact the Andalusia Animal Shelter at 334-222-8705. The shelter is located at 101 Coliseum Ave. in Andalusia. The shelter can be found on Facebook and Instagram.