Starting on January 20, Nancy Jackson is organizing a donation drive to help the West Los Angeles Animal Shelter and the South L.A. Animal Shelter. Donations can be dropped at Paws and Claws and Alicia’s Place Childcare
Organizers, Nancy Jackson said, “Last year we received thousands of dollars’ worth of items because of the huge level of community support.”
Jackson said that most of the donations will go to South L.A. but, “I am waiting for an updated list of needed items from WLA.”
Jackson said that WLA shelter gets tons of donations of beds and blankets, sometimes more than they need, but that South L.A. is larger and receives fewer donations because of its location. (Also known as the Chesterfield Square, it’s a few blocks off the 10 Freeway on Western.)
South L.A. could use beds, blankets, towels, small blankets for cats, toys for dogs, cats and kittens.
“The elevated beds for dogs are always in high demand but the good ones are expensive,” Jackson said and added, “The shelters can always use dog, cat and kitten food and pee pads.”
As soon as she finds out specific requests from West L.A. (the animal shelter has different departments such as medical, the foster program and the main area and each has different needs), she will pass this on.
Jackson loves that residents are so willing to give, but “once I post about a donation drive on Nextdoor, people start running over to WLA with donations because it’s close and easy, leaving them with an abundance of items.
“I wish they would wait and drop them with us once we start the drive so we could get everything to right place,” she said. “In a perfect world I would find people willing to drive some of what we get to some other shelters.”