Chatham County animal shelter collects pet toys for ‘Wishmus Tree’

From staff reportsNovember 26, 2012 

— A Chatham County animal shelter is having a “Wishmus Tree” drive to collect toys for the animals housed in the shelter.

“We especially needs donations of safe play toys, such as Kong Chew Toys,” Leigh Anne Garrard, director of Chatham County Animal Control said. “Fabric toys should be washable and rugged.”

Garrard said that toys keep the animals pass the time which is good for their health.

Toys can be brought to the shelter Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. The shelter is located at 725 County Landfill Road, about five miles west of Pittsboro just off of U.S. 64.

“Giving someone a pet for the holiday should be done with a great deal of thought about what is involved in caring for the new family addition,” Garrard said. “However, if your household is considering a pet, we hope that you will come visit the very deserving dogs and cats in our shelter.”

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