Tuesday, February 12, 2013

St. Joe Religious Ed Program Aids Animals

A press release from our friends at St. Joseph Parish:

A winter pet food and supply drive will be held on Sunday, February 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the front entrance of St. Joseph School, 5641 South 73rd Avenue in Summit.

The winter pet food and supply drive is sponsored by the St. Joseph Religious Education program.

All donations will directly benefit the Illinois branch of Stop the Suffering, a multi-state partnership that consists of volunteer drivers who legally free and rescue cats and dogs from High-Kill Shelters.

The rescue organization has been having a rough winter, rescuing homeless animals from the bitter cold. Stop the Suffering is in need of items such as canned cat and dog food, kitty litter, spot-on flea treatments, cleaning supplies such as bleach and paper towels, flea collars, leashes, pet shampoo, new or used blankets, towels and sheets, new or used pet crates, pet beds, and transport cages, treats, toys, new or used pet sweaters and boots, pet water and food bowls, litter boxes and litter scoops, as well as gift cards for pet supply stores and gas cards for volunteer drivers.

Every donation helps spare the life of a cat or dog that would otherwise be euthanized for no reason other than lack of shelter space.

For those who cannot attend the event or would prefer to make a monetary donation by mail, checks or money orders for this multi-state rescue organization can be made payable to "Stop the Suffering" and sent to the organization’s main headquarters, in care of Lori Peffers, Treasurer, Stop the Suffering, 3061 London Hollow Road, Newark, Ohio 43055.

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