Each year, Irving Animal Care Campus (IACC) employees and volunteers decorate the facility for the holidays during the weekend after Thanksgiving. The centerpiece is a tree decorated with cards listing items people can donate in-kind. 

Through the Comfort and Joy drive, individuals and organizations can donate large blankets, canned dog and cat food, and pet toys, which are in constant use at the shelter. Canned food is especially important, as it helps transition puppies and kittens from formula to dry food, and it provides nutrition to sick and injured animals who often prefer wet food during recovery.

Residents can stop by the IACC to pick up a tag before shopping, or they can download and print tags at home. The Comfort and Joy drive through the end of the year. Donors are encouraged to bring items to the IACC, 4140 Valley View Lane, no later than Jan. 2.

Shopping on Amazon?

Residents also can select items on IAS’ Amazon Wishlist to donate to the shelter. Items purchased from the wishlist will be delivered directly to the shelter. View IAS' wishlist.

Holiday background with cats and dogs.