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