The upcoming holiday season will be a little brighter for shelter pets, thanks to the efforts of Mandy Oram’s local pet sitting company Paws and Kisses Pet Sitting Service, LLC. Paws and Kisses joined forces with the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) and pet sitters and owners from across the country for the fifth annual “Presents 4 Pets” campaign.
“Presents 4 Pets” is a national collection drive to benefit shelter and rescue animals. Held in conjunction with National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, this program solicited products needed to help keep shelters and rescue organizations operational, and animals comfortable and safe.
As part of the program, Mandy reached out to her clients and the local community and encouraged them to collect and donate products for this worthy cause. Items such as toys, treats, food, blankets, towels, rugs, beds, leashes, collars and cat litter were collected and donated to local shelters. Through this year’s Presents 4 Pets campaign, Paws and Kisses Pet Sitting Service, LLC collected over $ 2,500 worth of products for donation to local animal shelters and rescue groups. Donations were made to several local animal shelters and rescue groups, including the Shelton, Ansonia, Stratford, Milford and West Haven Animal Control Shelters, the Stratford Cat Project and SARAH Handicapped Animal Rescue.
“We extend our heartfelt appreciation to all those who donated to this worthy cause and helped to make the ‘Presents 4 Pets’ campaign a success,” Oram said. “It is crucial that we remember animal shelters and rescue groups and the important role they serve in caring for the homeless animals in our community.”