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Jaycees plan drive for animals at shelter

By Catharin Shepard
Published in News on July 19, 2010 1:46 PM

The Goldsboro Jaycees and the Wayne County Animal Adoption and Education Center will hold a supply drive Saturday to benefit the homeless animals of Wayne County.

The drive, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 24, will collect food and items needed to help care for the dogs and cats waiting to be adopted at the shelter.

Brittany Dail, a fairly new member of the Jaycees, is one of the members helping promote and support the effort.

"I joined the Goldsboro Jaycees late last year and knew immediately that I wanted to involve them in a project with the animals here in Wayne County. I volunteer on some weekends at the Wayne County Animal Adoption and Education Center and knew that is where I wanted to focus my efforts," she said.

The adoption center houses dozens of dogs, cats, kittens and puppies that need homes.

"The employees are great there and do so much to help the animals get adopted. In addition to having the supply drive, we are hoping while folks are there donating items they will also see what dogs and cats are looking for homes," Ms. Dail said.

The Jaycees are also looking for volunteers to help with the event. People are needed to greet visitors as they arrive and to help people dropping off donations. Volunteers are also needed to walk some of the dogs to give them a chance to get out of the kennels, and to play with the cats and kittens.

The following supplies are needed: towels, washcloths, rags (new or used), spray bottles, paper towels, Dawn dish soap, dog and puppy shampoo, ear cleaner, large Ziplock bags, newspaper, plastic toys for dogs (please no fabric), bath rugs (new or used), tweezers, leashes, detergent, bleach, cans of puppy food, puppy milk replacement, cans of wet food for adults, treats for cats and dogs, cat toys, flea spray, small litter pans, rawhides/chewies for dogs, old T-shirts/scrub tops for volunteers.

For more information, call 252-717-3996. The shelter is located at 1600 Clingman St. The shelter will also be open for adoptions.