The Supporters of the Bloomfield Animal Shelter (SOBAS) is holding a Holiday Donation Drive from Thanksgiving through the end of the year, to benefit the animals at the shelter.
SOBAS, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is asking for donations to fund various expenses not covered as part of the ongoing care of the animals, such as extraordinary medical expenses, behavioral modification and training, special food and equipment, and more.
For example, $8 will pay for a tube of triple-antibiotic ointment; $18 will pay for a case of Science Diet canned dog food; $38 will pay for a large no-pull dog harness; $80 will pay for a Kuranda bed for older dogs with joint problems; and $110 will pay for a one-hour evaluation/training session with a professional trainer.
Donations may also be used to fund larger expenses, such as extensive surgery, a board-and-train program for problem dogs, or sending an animal to a pet sanctuary.
Checks can be mailed to: Supporters of the Bloomfield Animal Shelter, Inc., P.O. Box 241, Bloomfield, NJ 07003. They can also be made via PayPal on the Bloomfield shelter website.
The shelter is always in need of unscented regular bleach, large contractor bags, kitchen trash bags, paper towels, hand sanitizer, detergent, liquid hand soap, and antibacterial dishwashing liquid, as well as donations of Fancy Feast kitten/cat canned food, dry kitten/cat food (no artificial coloring), and Pedigree canned and dry dog food. These can be dropped off at donation boxes located at the Brookdale ShopRite, Jack’s FoodTown, and at the Bloomfield Shelter at 61 Bukowski Place, Bloomfield. Linens and towels for bedding are always appreciated as well.
With the help of these donations, the animals will have a happier holiday season! All donations are tax-deductible.