Saturday, December 18, 2010

Remember the pets

The Pet Food Pantry at On Angels' Wings Thrift Store (Crystal Lake) is very much in need of cat food and kitty litter right now, so I'm trying to help get the word out for them. I'm hoping you have a soft spot in your heart and might be willing to help.

The Pantry invites your donations of new and even opened bags of cat food and kitty litter. Open bags go to any shelters or rescue groups that can use it - unopened bags go to needy families for their pets. Angels' Wings doesn't need supplies like collars, leashes, etc., as they have plenty right now. Their biggest need at this time is dry cat food and kitty litter - any brand, any type. Please keep in mind - animals that are kept with their families don't end up at a shelter or at McHenry County Animal Control.

In this economy many families in our area have been hit hard with pay cuts, layoffs, even foreclosures; some are having a difficult time finding room in their budgets to buy pet food. These families do not want to relinquish their pets to an animal shelter, but they have few options if they can't feed them.

During this holiday season, will you pitch in, even a little, in making sure these pets can stay in their home?

They will happily accept dry cat food and kitty litter (any type), and they need it right now. They also welcome donations of dog & puppy food, pet store gift cards, and cash donations, too. Your donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law, and they will issue a receipt.

Donations can be dropped off at On Angels' Wings Thrift Store (
between 10AM and 5PM daily; they are located at 5186 Northwest Highway (Rt 14) in Crystal Lake; that's behind Exceed Flooring and next to Honey-Baked Ham.

Mars Insurance Agency, located at 9 Virginia Road (Crystal Lake), is partnering with them to accept donations; they are open 9AM-5PM, Monday through Friday.

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