Columbus shelter to Bring Christmas to the Animals Sunday

Columbus Animal Care Services will be having an event this weekend to “Bring Christmas to the Animals.”

Nicohl Birdwell-Goodin, manager of the city animal shelter, explains that the event will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the shelter on Arnold Street.

“Folks can come in, walk dogs, visit with kitties, talk with staff about volunteer opportunities,” Birdwell-Goodin said. “It’s just a great time to come in and see the animals.

You can also leave a donation of food or money to help take care of the city’s stray animals. Among the items needed are:

  • Pill pockets
  • Cat litter (clay, non scoopable)
  • Treats for cats and dogs
  • Dog bones
  • Cat and dog toys
  • Cat and dog shampoo
  • Frontline
  • Dog collars, both new and gently used
  • Dog leashes
  • Bleach
  • Dawn dishwashing liquid
  • Paper towels
  • Newspapers
  • Old bath towels
  • Bottles of hand sanitizer

Birdwell-Goodin said they also need food, especially for kittens.

For more information, call 812-376-2505.