(December 9, 2008) - Toys aren’t only for children. The Oklahoma City Animal Shelter is seeking donations of dog toys to benefit the shelter’s canines.
The gifts will kick off the shelter’s new enrichment program, which is designed to improve the lives of the shelter animals during their stay.
“Toys are needed for both big and small dogs. Their favorite play things tend to be products like kongs, nylabones, balls and rope bones,” said Shelter Supervisor Jon Gary.
The enrichment program will provide many benefits to the animals in the shelter’s care. The toys reduce stress on the dogs, keeping them healthier and more adoptable.
Animal adoptions at the shelter are on the rise. More than 6,700 animals have been adopted so far this year – 1,400 more pets than last year.
Residents wanting to help the shelter can also give the gift of time. Volunteers are needed year round to walk dogs, play with cats and assist with shelter activities. No experience is necessary.
The toys can be dropped off at the Oklahoma City Animal Shelter, SE 29 and Bryant. Shelter hours are noon to 5:45 p.m. Monday through Sunday.