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Helping Homeless and Neglected Animals

Howdy!

Thank you so much for stopping by!


I'm a 5th grade Dual Language Teacher at Oakwood Intermediate, and my passion lies in teaching. However, animals are another passion of mine. I am an animal lover and advocate who strives to help homeless and neglected animals in the community. With the help of other community members like you, I collect items for local shelters and rescue groups and fundraise in various ways in order to allocate monies to meet the needs of homeless/shelter animals. I also strive to create awareness. Did you know that an animal is euthenized every 9 SECONDS in the United States do do lack of space and adoptions? Animals need our help. And you have the power to make a difference.



Ways you can help:


Adopt a pet from an animal shelter

Foster a dog from an animal shelter (Fostering is truly a joy. Follow my page to see some pictures of my past and present foster dogs).

Donate items for shelters and animals

Sponsor an animal in need

Support a medical campaign

LIke and share local shelter posts


I strive to help as many organizations as I can in order to help resuce homeless animals. Below, you will see a list of items that are needed by Bryan Animal Center, Navasota Animal Shelter, Lizzie's Hand: Helping Abandoned and Neglected Dogs, Lil' Paws Maltese Rescue, and more. I will pick up donations from your location and make sure these items are used to help as many animals as possible.


Sincerely,


Nalli Valencia

5th grade teacher/animal advocate

There are various ways to help Bryan Animal Center

1. Help BAC by collecting items in need.

This list is revised frequently. Items at top of the list are the items mostly needed at this time.


-catnip

-cat toys (you can make them yourself too)

-donate to YouCaring acct. in lieu of donating item (see below). Fund helps w/medical care and other expenses.

-Nylabones (this is the brand of very sturdy indestructible toys/bones). Different shapes

- Petsmart or Petco gift cards to purchase items most in need

-elk antlers

-Kongs (treats such as peanut butter or cheese are added inside Kongs)

-Amazon gift cards or shop Amazon Wish Lists (see below)

-safe/non-toxic/plant derived spray cleaner or wipes

-cat litter

-poop bags

-cat and dog treats

-S-biner slidelocks (also on BAC Amazon priority list)

-sturdy water and food bowls, especially those that attach to crates (new or used)

-easy cheese (for Kong dispensers)

-peanut butter (for Kong dispensers)

-Small blankets or throws (new or used)

-cat or dog beds/pads that are washable (new or used)

- wire or plastic crates of all sizes (new or used)

-low suds laundry detergent

-paper towels

-regular and retractable leashes (new or used)

-collars/harnesses (new or used)

-cat litter made out of shredded paper (newspaper is okay, but white paper works best)

-scrub sponges/rags

-soft rugs/mats that are washable (new or used)

-flat sheets

-fabric (any kind, especially with animal print or fun designs)

-Don't feel like driving, shop Amazon Wish List (found below)

-Anything else related to cats or dogs that is new or used will be very much appreciated.



Items NOT being collected: cat or dog food, unless found on Amazon lists.


I will gladly pick up donations from any campus or public location. Message me at nalval10@gmail.com so we can set up a date and time. Feel free to message me if you have any questions regarding donations.

2. Volunteer at Bryan Animal Center

Follow the link to complete an online application or print a PDF copy to deliver personally


Bryan Animal Center Webpage


Once your application is submitted and reviewed, you will be contacted to set up an appointment for a brief orientation.


If you have questions not addressed on the website, please contact:


Alma Garcia

Bryan Animal Center Program Coordinator

agarcia@bryantx.gov

979-209-5264

3. Shop Bryan Animal Center's Amazon Wish List

4. Help with fundraising

Feel free to be creative and design your own fundraiser so that you may contribute to the YouCaring fund or simply donate without fundraising in lieu of donating an item


Some fundraising ideas: garage sale, auction, raffle, bake sale, all you can eat competition, set out buckets for donations in various businesses, etc.

5. Foster a cat or dog from Bryan Animal Center

Follow the link to complete a foster care online application or print a PDF copy to deliver personally


Bryan Animal Center Webpage


If you have questions not addressed on the website, please contact:


Alma Garcia

Bryan Animal Center Program Coordinator

agarcia@bryantx.gov

979-209-5264

2207 Finfeather Road

Bryan, Texas 77801

Phone: (979) 209-5260


HOURS OF OPERATION


Tuesday-Friday: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.




VOLUNTEER HOURS


Monday 8am-4pm

Tuesday-Friday 8am-6pm

Saturday 8am-4pm

Sunday 9am-11am

Shout out!