For those who cannot bring home a pet but want to open their hearts, the Irving Animal Care Campus (IACC), 4140 Valley View Lane, will open Nov. 27 with holiday decorations and a tree decorated with cards listing items people can donate in-kind. Through the “Comfort and Joy” drive, individuals and organizations are encouraged to donate pet toys, large blankets, and canned dog and cat food, which are a continual need at the shelter. Canned food is especially important, as it helps transition puppies and kittens from formula to dry food and provides nutrition to sick or injured animals during recovery.
Residents can stop by the IACC beginning Nov. 27 to pick up a tag before shopping, or visit Comfort and Joy Drive for a link to download and print tags at home. The “Comfort and Joy” drive will continue through the end of the year. Donors are encouraged to bring items to the IACC no later than Dec. 31.
Other ways to donate without stopping by the IACC are the Amazon Wish List and contributing to the Animal Assistance Fund.
Irving Animal Services created an Amazon Wish List for items most needed. Donors’ orders through Amazon are shipped directly to the shelter.
Contributing to the Animal Assistance Fund helps promote resident safety and ensure that animals are provided a safe and healthy environment. Residents can add a donation amount on their monthly water utility bill, check the donate box and add the amount to contribute each month. A secure online donation form also is available at the Animal Services website.
Visit Irving Animal Services' Donate webpage for more information on ways to donate and make a difference for Irving animals.