Be PAWesome, please consider donating — Donation Drive held now through Dec. 31
Your Old (or New!) Sweaters Could Mean The World To A Shelter Dog
Everyone has a least one or two tucked away in the dark recesses of their closet — old sweaters that, for whatever reason (ugly, too small, too big, a few moth holes, etc.), have not been worn for years. But instead of hanging onto those neglected garments as a reminder of your lack of style, they could go on to make a real difference in the life of a shelter dog right here in Danbury! A single sweater can be used to make three separate dog sweaters. Here are some helpful instructions for upcycling sweaters for larger dogs, and instructions for upcycling sweaters for smaller dogs. I can barely sew on a button, but I can organize a donation drive to help dogs!
As Public Relations Committee Chairwoman of the Danbury Elks Lodge I am organizing a Donate for Dogs Drive held now through December 31. All donations will be made to Danbury Animal Control, and if we get a lot of donations (hopefully!) I will donate them to other local animal shelters based on their needs.
What to donate:
- Sweaters - (human) old or new, sewn to size (see how-to links above), or as-is so the shelter can use on many different sized dogs, or better yet, donate a dog sweater (new or gently worn)
- Wet dog food - no dry dog food, they told me they have plenty of it as of this posting
- Treats - jerky, small biscuits, etc.
- Toys - especially rope/pull-type toys
Drop off donations at one of two locations:
- Danbury Elks Lodge, 36 Sugar Hollow Road (Rt. 7) Danbury, CT 06810 (Lodge Hours vary, but it is open most evenings) - a donation box will be there Dec. 5 through Dec. 31.
- Connecticut Canines, 17 Ellsworth Ave. Danbury, CT 06810 - Ok to leave on front porch, but it would be best to let me know ahead of time - email ConnecticutCanines@gmail.com or call 203-216-9366 - donations accepted through Dec. 31.
Don't have a sweater or item to donate? Make an online monetary donation.
All donations may be tax-deductible (please consult your tax professional).
Thanks to Dodo.com for the great sweaters idea!