DONATIONS of toys, fresh towels, coats and treats are needed to help unwanted pets at Redland Animal Shelter feel loved.
About 95 cats, including 11 that were surrendered, and 15 dogs were admitted to the Redland City Council-run refuge between September and the end of December last year.
While attempts to re-home the animals are made through a pet adoption program, more items are needed to help arrivals.
A council spokesperson said groovy pet collars, washing powders, crystal cat litter, poop scoops and dog treats were always accepted.
Staff monitored animals’ intake of food.
Dried biscuits were not required but donations of Whiskers brand chicken pouches for kittens two to 12 months and adult cat food tins were.
However, the spokesperson said the refuge did not need other types of perishable foods or blankets, sheets, doonas and pillows.
“We are well supported by our local community with generous donations of blankets,” the spokesperson said.
“(But) we are falling short on some of the creature comforts our canine and feline friends long for while they are waiting to find a forever home.”
Council’s pet adoption program offers cats and dogs which have been health checked, temperament tested, micro-chipped, desexed, vaccinated and treated for worms and fleas.
For more about the shelter and the animals there, visit facebook.com/redlandanimalshelter.
To become a shelter volunteer, apply online at redland.qld.gov.au.
Needed – towels, pet coats, pet toys, packaged cat and kitten wet food and dog treats
Not needed – blankets, sheets, doonas, pillows, clothes and perishable foods