Elburnâ€”With homeless pets on their minds, the staff of Elburn Animal Hospital (EAH) is collecting items from the public to donate to TAILS Humane Society in DeKalb. People can leave items in the lobby of EAH at 403 E. North St. in Elburn.
â€œWe chose TAILS because we like to help pets in the area,â€ said Darlene Adams, manager of EAH. â€œTAILS has a good reputation, and we know many people in Elburn go to TAILS.â€
â€œWith the state of the national economy, this has been a tough year for nonprofits, including TAILS,â€ said Beth Drake, TAILSâ€™ Executive Director. â€œWe always need and appreciate monetary donations as well as donations of new and used pet supplies, but these donations are even more critical this year because weâ€™ve provided care to almost 30 percent more animals this year than in the past. As a result, our expenses are higher than anticipated. We are deeply grateful to Elburn Animal Hospital for their help.â€
Items on TAILS Wish List includes cat and dog toys (washable) and treats, rawhides, Kongs, cat beds (new or used), towels and blankets (new or used), dog/cat carriers (new and used), cat litter (unscented, non-scoopable), hand sanitizer, paper towels, postage stamps (first-class and postcard), gift cards to Pet-Smart and PetCo, and other items listed on TAILS website at www.tailshumanesociety.org.
TAILS is located at 2250 Barber Greene Road in DeKalb, just west of Peace Road. TAILS adopts out dogs, cats and little critters. All dogs and cats are spayed or neutered, have up-to-date vaccinations, have microchips and come with one free veterinarian visit and one-month free pet insurance. Dogs have been behavior assessed and tested for heartworms. Cats have been tested for feline aids and feline leukemia.
TAILS is open everyday except Wednesday and has extended adoption hours during the month of December. For hours or for more information about available pets, visit the TAILS website at www.tailshumanesociety.org.