The 2010 Wishbones for Pets charity drive runs from 15 October through Thanksgiving to benefit local animal shelters. Kim Walton of Critter Sitters, LLC will be collecting donations in the form of blankets, toys, leashes and collars, and pet food for the Kanawha-Charleston Animal Shelter. Cash gifts are also welcome.
Established in 2004, Wishbones for Pets has been gaining ground nationwide. Run by volunteers who are also professional pet sitters, Wishbones for Pets supporters collect goods for their chosen animal charities – mostly by setting up collection barrels and drop boxes throughout their local communities.
“Months ago I read in the Charleston newspapers that the Kanawha-Charleston shelter was hurting for donations,” explained Walton. “Businesses have been cutting back on monetary donations and even keeping their ripped pet food bags and just taping them up to sell at a discount, and I know the shelters need help. ”
Walton has been involved in animal charities for most of her professional life. Since starting her pet-sitting service in 2006, she has fostered many newborn animals and saved several older ones from being put down indiscriminately.
Kanawha Valley businesses are needed to serve as donation drop-off locations for pet supplies. Critter Sitters LLC will provide donation boxes and barrels, and the name of each business will appear on all advertising and promotional items related to the Wishbones for Pets programs.
Business owners interested in helping can contact Critter Sitters LLC at (304) 531-9572 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. All cash donations should be made directly out to the Kanawha-Charleston Animal Shelter and sent c/o Kim Walton, P.O. Box 95, Ravenswood, WV 26164