Prairie View Animal Lovers Can Share Holiday Spirit with Pets in Need

Best Friends Angel Tree Campaign Collects for Local Animal Shelters

Lake County animal lovers can share their holiday spirit by donating food, toys and treats for homeless dogs and cats through Best Friends Pet Care’s 12th Annual Animal Angel Tree campaign.   All donations will benefit the Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin, and Nina’s Pet Food Pantry.

“The holiday season is always difficult for our local animal shelters,” explains Best Friends manager Karyn Chylewski.  “This year, Hurricane Sandy has put an even bigger burden on shelters – not just along the east coast, but across the country – because so many lost and abandoned pets need help.  We know our Angel Tree program will make a difference for many pets in need.” 

Best Friends has put up its Animal Angel Tree in its lobby. The tree is decorated with paper ornaments featuring photos and information about needy dogs and cats. Pet lovers can call to select a card from the tree and donate from the shelter’s wish list for that dog or cat.

Donations to the Animal Angel Tree program can be made at 22096 North Pet Lane in Prairie View or by calling 847-634-9444 by December 31, 2012.

All pets featured on the tree are available for adoption.

Best Friends Pet Care offers boarding, grooming and doggy day camp at 42 locations across the U.S.  The Animal Angel Tree campaign is one way the company gives back to the community.  Since the campaign began, it has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of food, toys and pet care products for more than 100 different shelters and rescues across the U.S.  For more information visit www.bestfriendspetcare.com.

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