The Fourth Annual Animal Shelter Drive

Local resident Nancy Jackson is hoping that donations, such as beds, will give animals in County shelters some comfort.

It is cold and rainy, but many people are in their lovely homes with blankets and heat. The same is not true for the “unwanted” animals in the Los Angeles County Shelters.

Four years ago, Nancy Jackson started the Palisades Donation Drive to bring comfort to animals by way of blankets, beds and toys to animals in County shelters.

Leslie Buck of Paws n’ Claws on Marquez offered her dog grooming salon as a drop off location for the donations.

“It has been a huge success,” Jackson said. “This year we hope to double what we were able to do last year.

“Your donations play a pivotal role in enhancing the lives of these animals in need,” she said. “Please join us in making a difference and helping our four-legged friends.

The drive starts tomorrow, Monday, February 5, and will benefit all six Los Angeles County Animal Shelters. Currently those shelters house 1,300 to 1,500 dogs, about 400 cats and about 40 rabbits, hamsters and guinea pigs.

“They need our help,” Jackson said.

Accepted items include dog and cat beds, toys, food, blankets, clothing, collars and leashes. (Please do NOT drop off pillows, expired food, fitted sheets and stuffies with holes—they will not be accepted.)

“Cash donations are accepted,” Jackson said and “a great way for us to get items needed that we were not able to obtain during the drive.”

An Amazon Wishlist has been created. Purchases will be sent to Paws n’ Claws, and then divided among the six shelters according to their needs and requests click here.

Items may be dropped off at the grooming salon Tuesday through Saturday, 16634 Marquez Ave. Pacific Palisades, during business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Volunteers are also sought to help transport donations to shelters. Contact Buck at Paws n Claws (310) 459-2009.

Inquiries: Contact Jackson at athlete1@msn.com or (310)570-6714.

The staff from the shelter send the photo last year of a dog that benefitted from donations.

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