Answering the Call: Howls4Towels

Petsguide Magazine this winter launched “Howls for Towels” benefiting Long Beach metro and Orange County animal shelters. The month-long donation drive was held Nov. 15 – Dec. 15. More than 500 pounds of blankets, cat and dog beds, food, toys and leashes were collected to be distributed among a dozen nonprofit animal organizations.

Facing reduced budgets and overflowing with homeless animals, including pets abandoned by families hit by home foreclosures, animal shelters are in need of items to help care and provide comfort to adoption-ready pets waiting for their forever homes. Petsguide conducted a survey of local shelters and found that most are in need of basic supplies, most commonly towels and blankets for the animals under their care.

Howls4Towels recipients are:
Animal Assistance League of Orange County
Irvine Animal Care Center
Seal Beach Animal Care Center
San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter
Mission Viejo Animal Services Center
Laguna Beach Animal Shelter
OC Animal Care
Orange County Humane Society
Newport Beach Animal Shelter
P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village
LA County Downey Animal Shelter
Southeast Area Animal Control Authority
Harbor Animal Care and Control Shelter
Friends of Orange County’s Homeless Pets
Pet Rescue Center