As the holiday season is here, once again, we want to continue our annual support of an amazing organization that helps care for the owned dogs in the low income areas of Flint. Pets in Peril is an outreach program that supplies, food, water, shelter, treats, and straw for the at-risk dogs. They also help find medical care for dogs in need. Recently, you might have seen the story of Bree and her seven puppies on the local news. Thanks to Pets in Peril, Bree’s puppies were found and brought into foster care, and Bree continues to get the medical care she needs, right here at Swartz Creek Veterinary Hospital.
What can you do to help?
Pets in Peril runs strictly on donations from the public. Starting December 1st and running through December 31st, we will be having a food and supply drive to help PIP (Pets in Peril) stock up on the supplies they need. There are two ways you can help us help PIP. If you have an Amazon.com account, you can simply go to their Wish List, purchase a needed item, and it gets shipped directly to PIP. Otherwise, we will have a collection box located in our lobby, where you can drop off your donation any time during our office hours.
What does PIP need most?
- Food: Diamond Adult Dry Dog Food (Beef and Rice), Diamond Large Breed Puppy Food (Lamb and Rice), Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream Canine Formula with Smoked Salmon, Pedigree Adult Chicken Flavor Dog Food, Pedigree Choice Cuts Variety Pack 13.2 oz cans, Pedigree Healthy Joints Adult Dog Food Chicken Flavor, Pedigree Puppy Targeted Nutrition Chicken Flavor, Purina Dog Chow Little Bites.
- Toys and Treats: Kong Classic Dog Toy (large and extra large), Rawhide Retriever Rolls, 7″ Braided Bully Stix, Zanies Crazy Eight Rope Pet Toy, Natural Cow Hooves, Kong AIr Dog Squeaker Bone or Tennis Ball Toys, Deer Antler Pieces
- Miscellaneous Supplies: Stainless Steel Bowls 11 and 17 cup sizes, Mushers Secret Pet Paw Protection Wax, Galvanized Steel Screw Lock Carabiner Spring Snap Hook (size 5/16 x 3), Adjustable Thick Comfort Padded Dog Collar (3/4′ wide, 13″ – 17″ neck), Dog Houses (preferrably igloo-like), Straw
Don’t know what to get, but still want to help?
PIP can always use gift cards to any local pet supply store, like Petsmart, Pet Supplies Plus, Magoo’s, Petco, etc. Just drop the gift card at the front desk with one of our staff members, and we will make sure it gets to PIP!
If you are donating a large item, like bales of straw or a dog house, please contact PIP directly, either thru their Facebook page, or contact Edith at (810) 767-6366.
Help us make this a great Christmas for the dogs and for Pets in Peril, by donating to our annual food and supply drive.