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by Jen Biederman on 01/02/2009
Animal Shelter Donations - Green Living Tip Brought to you by Ideal Bite
Mind if someone slobbers on your blanket?
Not if you were getting rid of it anyway, right? Take used items such as towels or Granny's fur coat to a nearby animal shelter, where cats, dogs, rabbits, and other animals can use them as bedding. You save landfill space and get closer to losing your buzz-kill reputation.
- Sheltering shelters from the financial crisis. Donating will help free up needed funds for other uses, such as health care.
- Fur-getting guilt over trash. Tattered towels might otherwise end up in the landfill.
Jen from Renewable Choice Says: You can use those old blankets, clothes, towels, etc. to create one-of-a-kind beds for your pet. When I got my dog Rocky, I took my old down comforter (15 years old and only fit a tiny twin bed) and duvet cover from my college dorm days, and sewed them up into the cutest, most luxurious dog bed- he LOVED it. To this day Rocky loves to snuggle up on that bed, my new down comforter, or simply a pile of laundry- our pets aren't picky, and most likely will love your old stuff as bedding even more since it will still retain your scent = dog heaven.
Jen Biederman is a Customer Service and Communications Specialist for Renewable Choice Energy.