Project Santa Helps Area Pets

A Buncombe-Henderson organization, Project Santa, (Supporting Animal Needs Through Action), will again provide gifts for the least of our furry family. The group is conducting its Second Annual Winter Donation Drive that benefits Brother Wolf Animal Rescue and the Blue Ridge Humane Society.

In 2011, Project Santa collected over 1,210 pounds of food and other items. Kyle Kissman, Project Santa Founder and Director, says “Our goal for 2012 is to double our donations to these no-kill shelters. 100% of the items collected are split equally between the two.”

Project Santa accepts new and used items such as collars, leashes, and bowls as well as food. If a pet, for instance, has outgrown items, Project Santa will gladly accept and re-purpose them for shelter cats and dogs. Unused portions of food are acceptable if properly labeled and sealed in original packaging. No treats or food “Made in China” will be accepted, since there have been countless recalls and pet deaths by such items. Pet lovers can donate until December 31st. Buncombe County drop-off points are: Blue Ridge Reef & Pet, Canine Shear Heaven, Pet Supplies Plus, and You Work I’ll Play. Henderson County points are listed on www.project-santa.com.
All this and a chance to win prizes! There is a winter raffle – each donation receives a ticket for a chance to win prizes from local WNC businesses. For a full list of ways to acquire raffle tickets, or to schedule spay/neuter services, visit the web site.

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