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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Extra, Extra! Newspaper needed!

Sometimes, it is the little things that make a big difference.

Each day, dozens of newspapers are shredded to line each and every kennel at our shelter. This newspaper was being donated by a local newspaper, however they are no longer able to help us. The local recycling center will charge $200 per week for the amount of newspaper we need to keep the kennels clean. More is needed when we prepare a airline kennels to go to a partner shelter.

We are hoping that we can get a team of volunteers to help us find new ways to obtain this very necessary item for our shelter on a weekly basis.

If you know of a recycling center, printer, paper manufacturer or distributor in Puerto Rico that would be willing to donate large quantities of newspaper/matte paper please let us know.

The other option is for volunteers to collect clean, dry newspaper and deliver it to the shelter on a weekly or monthly basis.

This would be a great project for Girl Scout Troops, school children and other groups - ask your neighbors or local businesses to save their newspaper and collect a bundle each week. If you would prefer to shred the newspaper and deliver it to us that way please tear it into 1inch strips and store in garbage bags. This would save us a lot of time but is not necessary.

Can't collect a lot of newspaper but willing to drive to a few locations to pick it up for us? Please let us know, drives will be needed as well.

It may not sound like a big deal, but the newspaper is critical for us to be able to provide clean, comfortable cages for the dogs, and we need a steady supply urgently.

Please contact me at if you are able to help collect newspaper for the shelter.

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