Winterize the Pets of Tent City!

  • December 15, 2013 · 12:30 PM

As I'm sure we all noticed, the weather is starting to really get cold. Today was freezing and this was only the beginning. Last time we went into tent city, (about 2 months ago)we bathed all the dogs there (about 12) and even a rooster! We vaccinated them all, and made sure all of the animals had food, flea and tick meds, new toys and even new harnesses!!!!! 

This time I really want to get these animals, including the humans ready for a horrible winter. I can only speak for myself, but losing power and being cold all the time last year when Sandy hit, for 14 days, was BRUTAL and I cannot imagine what these pets and people feel on a daily basis with no relief or help in site. 

This time I am looking for volunteers to help Distribute anything we get, get donations and even possibly make some shelter for the pets. (As many of these pets have none and live outside( I know, heartbreaking) . 

I would love to collect:

Dog/car food and treats

DOG JACKETS OR CLOTHES (anything for warmth)

Toys

Blankets/ comforters

Dog beds, DOG HOUSES 

people food/people clothes/winter jackets/shoes/ gloves/scarfs/ hats, etc. 

(Maybe even make these people and pets baskets of stuff they'll need for Christmas gifts...I don't know if they get many gifts :( )

ANYTHING THAT YOU PERSONALLY WOULD WANT FOR YOUR PET IF GOD FORBID YOU FELL DOWN ON YOUR LUCK, that's what I'll collect! 

PLEASE NO MONEY. Unless you get it to me earlier than the day of the event and I can go shop for items. 

**I NEVER GIVE ANYONE cash and will Not give any of the tent city residents, cash. **

If anyone knows of dog houses that can be donated or made for very cheap, please let me know... I do not want these people to be able to use the dog houses for burning wood. 

Also the OCBG is not a non profit yet, so money would have to come from people donating.... 

**ANY IDEAS PLEASE LET ME KNOW**

♥ Dana 

**Also, if you wanna send me anything, email me and ill give you my address!**

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  • lisa

    dana- i can do that. i'll keep checking your site for follow-up. happy holidays!! lisa

    December 23, 2013

  • Dana F.

    lisa, could you hold it for our january tent city event? we will DEF need it then

    December 20, 2013

  • lisa

    i got the times mixed up - was there at 11:30. i have several blankets and one large bag each of cat and dog food if anyone needs it. i could possibly drop it off somewhere over the weekend. thanks...lisa

    December 20, 2013

  • Danee Laura S.

    The saddest thing I have ever done in my life..felt good about winterizing the pets but cried all the way home after!

    December 15, 2013

    • Dana F.

      its a tough place

      1 · December 15, 2013

  • Samantha M. B.

    OMg. I am so sorry. I got my times mixed up.

    December 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Apologies, but I've had to change plans.

    December 15, 2013

  • Cindy O.

    Unfortunately I won't be able to make it this time. :(

    December 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi. Is the address South CLIFTON Ave, Lakewood, or South CLINTON?

    December 14, 2013

    • Dana F.

      I think south Clifton but it could be Clinton.... It's the church off of route 9 by route 88

      December 14, 2013

  • Jennifer S.

    Unfortunately I can't make it.

    December 12, 2013

    • Dana F.

      THATS OK, WE STILL LOVE YOU :)

      December 13, 2013

  • Dana F.

    Good Morning Everyone!
    This is VERY IMPORTANT: PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAILS.

    December 13, 2013

  • Daisy L.

    If anyone is handy... Getting pallets from a warehouse, supermarket. They usually just throw them out and can be converted into dog shelters.. Just a thought. :)

    December 12, 2013

    • Dana F.

      We have 5 houses now! Were good!

      2 · December 12, 2013

  • Mellany A.

    It looks like there is a big demand for firewood and thermals. This website was helpful.
    http://tentcitynj.org/Local_Donations
    I'm picking up an Igloo dog house tomorrow. Forgive my ignorance, I'm not at all familiar w/ Tent City, but wouldn't the dogs sleep in the tents with the people? Seems like everyone would benefit from the body heat.

    1 · December 11, 2013

    • Dana F.

      Michele, if your picking up an igloo dog house tomorrow, hold off on bringing it. We collected a bunch that we are bringing but don't wanna turn down an igloo house! And unfortunately most people do not bring the dogs in the tents as they are not very big and sometimes do not have room. Some people do, but most do not :(

      December 11, 2013

    • Dana F.

      I'm sorry, I meant Mellany!!

      December 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi. Is the idea basically to bring supplies and be available if there's anything else that can be done?

    December 11, 2013

    • Dana F.

      We are bringing supplies that we know they need including getting shelter to the pets out there that have none. We will also be out there to help with whatever we can

      December 11, 2013

  • Daisy L.

    I need the name and full address of the church so that i can mail what i have. Thx

    December 11, 2013

    • Dana F.

      Daisy we are not with the church, we are only meeting there. If you want to mail anything, I will give you my personal address.... I'll email you
      Now

      December 11, 2013

    • Daisy L.

      I currently have 2 pairs of sneakers that I have used a handful of times n a bag full of slightly used bras. Everything is washed. I'm looking into getting some bedding and dog coats to send separately. My personal email is [masked]. Thank you Daisy

      December 11, 2013

  • Danee Laura S.

    So I have a collection of things to bring ..blankets coats some food toys collars ..I will be running around this wk collecting more also

    December 9, 2013

  • Brian & Michelle, River & B.

    I saw this listed on craiglist - http://cnj.craigslist.org/zip/4195782865.html (free dog house) there are a few other dog house listed on http://jerseyshore.craigslist.org/search/?sort=rel&areaID=561&subAreaID=&query=dog+house&catAbb=sss that are less than $50

    November 29, 2013

    • Dana F.

      Wow Brian! Thanks!!! I'll email them tomorrow!

      November 29, 2013

  • Danica

    I have plans already im sorrry if u change date or anything text me Dana if i can provide any donations let me know

    November 25, 2013

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