Local animal lovers can share their holiday spirit by donating food, toys and treats for homeless dogs and cats through Best Friends Pet Care’s 13th Annual Animal Angel Tree campaign. Beneficiaries include Red Collar Rescue, Friendswood Animal Shelter, the Animal Resource Center in Texas City, ADORE Houston Dog Rescue and Operation Pets Alive.
Best Friends operates pet care centers and animal hospitals in Houston, Spring, Conroe, Katy, Sugar Land, Humble, Santa Fe and The Woodlands. Each location has an Animal Angel Tree in its lobby decorated with paper ornaments featuring photos and information about needy dogs and cats. All pets featured on the tree are available for adoption.
Next to the tree is a “wish list” of items needed by the shelters for the animals in its care. Pet lovers are invited to fill those wishes by donating the items, or making a cash contribution to the campaign. Only new, unused items will be accepted.
“Since the Angel Tree program began in 2000, we’ve collected hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of food, toys and pet care supplies for more than 100 different shelters and rescues across the U.S.,” said Robin Williams, director of marketing for Best Friends. “More than 60 shelter and rescue organizations are participating in this year’s program and we know our Angel Tree program will make a difference for many pets in need.”
Donations to the Animal Angel Tree program will be accepted until New Year’s Day at the following Best Friends locations:
Best Friends Pet Care, 5602 Royalton, Houston (713-664-6111);
Best Friends Pet Care, 26839 Interstate 45 South, Spring (281-298-6500);
Best Friends Veterinary Hospital, 26947 Interstate 45 South, Spring (281-298-6000);
Animal Emergency Clinic of Conroe, 920 West Dallas Street, Conroe (936-539-3800);
Animal Emergency Urgent Care of the Woodlands, 27870 Interstate 45 Frontage Road, The Woodlands (281-367-5444);
Animal Emergency Clinic NE, 10205 Birchridge Drive, Humble (281-446-4900);
SugarLand Veterinary Specialist & Emergency Care, 1515 Lake Pointe Parkway, Sugar Land (281-491-7800);
Old Town Animal Hospital, 1750 Avenue D, Katy (281-392-8387);
Creekwood Veterinary Hospital, 1 Oaktree Street, Friendswood (281-482-1594; and
Loving Care Animal Hospital, 13333 Texas 6, Santa Fe (409-925-4600).
About Best Friends Pet Care
Best Friends Total Pet Care Inc. (www.bestfriendspetcare.com) provides pet boarding, grooming, doggy daycamp, training and veterinary services. Based in Norwalk CT, the company has 50 facilities in 18 states, and is the exclusive pet care provider for Walt Disney World® Resort. The Animal Angel Tree campaign is just one of the many ways the company gives back to its community.