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And you thought kids need lots of stuff!

Providing quality care for our shelter animals on a daily basis requires having numerous supplies on hand. Proper food and nourishment, medical evaluation/treatment, foster placement, training/obedience, and humane education are the essentials for such care. You can help by donating items from our wish list!  Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated as it costs $30 per day to care for each animal in our shelter. For more information about donating goods and/or services, please contact the Development Associate at 616-791-8057.  Thank you!

 

Wish List (Download a copy)

Shelter Essentials

  • Batteries (AA, C, 9-volt)
  • Dawn dish soap
  • Sponges (non-scratching scrubbing)
  • Paper Towels
  • Facial Tissues/Kleenex
  • Lint Rollers
  • Disinfecting Wipes
  • Puppy potty training pads
  • Sharpie Markers
  • Laminating Sheets (8.5"x11" or larger)
  • Hose Reels
  • Black trash bags (large, heavy duty)
  • Trash Bags (4 gallon)
  • Ice Melt (animal safe!)


Animal Needs

Dogs

  • Kuranda Beds
  • Flat nylon or nylon martingale collars
  • Gentle Leader/head collars (med/large)
  • Front-hooking dog harnesses (ex: Freedom Harness, Easy Walk Harness)
  • DAP Collars
  • Lavender scented oil diffuser/spray
  • Large Kongs
  • Soft training treats or jerky treats
  • Rawhides/Nylabones/Smokey Bones etc. (large)
  • Toys (must be washable) - Plush, squeaky (plush or rubber), stuffing-free, food puzzles (see our Amazon wish list at bottom of page)
  • Dry dog food
  • Hill's Prescription Diet i/d & a/d canned food
  • Poop Bags
Cats
  • Kuranda Beds
  • Dry and canned cat food, canned kitten food
  • Hills Prescription Diet i/d & a/d canned food
  • Scratching pads (www.stretchandscratch.com)
  • Scoopable unscented litter
  • Toys (soft and washable)
  • Litter Pans
  • Feliway diffuser/spray
 
Small Critters
  • Oxbow rabbit food (or any Oxbow products)
  • Non-toxic baby toys or bird toys
  • Rabbit chew toys
  • Treats
 
Humane Education Needs 
  • Fleece fabric
  • Foam stickers
  • Sheet stickers
  • Markers
  • Crayons
  • Elmer's Glue
  • Hot glue guns and glue

Please note, these items we are NOT currently accepting: 

  • Scented and/or non-scoopable litter. We ONLY use litter that is both unscented and scoopable.
  • Printer cartridges
  • Shredded paper
  • Dog bicuits/Milk Bones
  • Linens (blankets/comforters, towels, sheets, sleeping bags, pillows, rugs)
  • Cat Treats
  • Pig Ears
  • Paper Bags
  • Dryer sheets/fabric softener sheets
  • Bleach
  • Glass cleaner/Windex
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Liquid hand soap
  • Rubbing Alcohol and Hydrogen Peroxide

We also have an Amazon Wishlist!  You can view our Wish List and have the items shipped directly to us!  Visit our Amazon Wishlist at http://bit.ly/hswmwishlist!


**Monetary donations are always appreciated and are used to purchase specific items for our animals including Feliway, DAP collars, Cat Condo Take Home Boxes, Thunder Shirts, Calming Caps, Cat Furniture (such as those found on http://www.kittycityusa.com), Reptile and Avian supplies, and other essential items for our animals.