North Country Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Essex County, New York
We are very grateful to all of the many generous individuals who bring donations to the shelter. Your donations—from kitty litter to bedding to toys to newspapers—help our staff tremendously in the day-to-day task of providing personal care for each and every animal in the shelter. We recognize that each donation, whether large or small, is given with love to support our mission.
Often people ask, “What can we give to the shelter?" "What do you need?” After discussion with the staff, we have compiled a Wish List: the items that are used often by the staff and that are needed for everything from feeding the animals and cleaning the cages to playing with the cats and walking the dogs.
The list below sometimes gives specific details because the staff has learned that certain products or collars or bedding work best in our shelter. As you read the list below, please keep in mind that a roll of paper towels is just as welcome as a bag of kitty litter.
If you'd rather shop online and have it delivered directly to us, here is the link to our Amazon Wishlist.
WE DO NOT NEED CAT TREATS at this time
We are all set with towels and blankets at this time.
CANNED DOG & CAT FOOD
Preferably Friskies, 9 Lives, Fancy Feast & Pedigree but all brands are accepted
(No dry food please)
PetSmart and PetCo Gift Cards
We welcome dog treats, particularly smaller training treats. We do not need cat treats.
ITEMS FOR DOGS & CATS
KMR (Kitten Milk Replacer)
Water Buckets: 4-quart stainless steel hanging buckets
Dog Collars: with metal buckles or martingale collars (collars with plastic snap locks are not reliable)
Nylon leashes: best are 6ft ALL nylon with no chain; we do NOT use retractable leashes.
Easy Walk dog harnesses in all sizes.
Toys: cat & durable dog toys of all types are great
Kitty Litter: non-clumping please
Liquid Dish Soap: such as Dawn, Joy, etc.
Cleaning Supplies: Windex plus spray cleaners for walls & surfaces
Laundry Detergent: any brand, either powder or liquid
Bleach: any brand
Garbage Bags: 33 gallon size
Paper Towels: all brands
Antibacterial Soap: for hands