Soft Paws: Stocking-stuffer suggestions for four-legged friends | Columnists

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Kwanzaa Greetings to all our readers and animal lovers. Our residents at 111 Humane Society Road have already started accepting gifts from an adorable crowd, and if you need suggestions for storing things for our four-legged friends, here’s it:

Treats dogs and cats of all kinds. biscuit; Kongs, Jolly Balls, Buster Cubes, Nylabones, Benebones, etc (dog toys are very low!); cat toys of all kinds; Clorox, paper product cleaners, such as paper towels, toilet paper, and Kleenex; Blankets and towels are good. Pet-safe defrost products to keep foot pads secure while walking. Safe Paw and Safe Pet snow melt are two of the many products available.

With so many pet owners in need, we always appreciate donations to our food bank. Last year, our families in need were given 38,000 pounds of food for their companion animals last year. As the effects of the “pandemic continue to advance,” our demands are greater than ever. Our food bank is open to anyone in need of pet food or for those who would like to donate food from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. We refuse to allow any animal to go hungry. Thank you to everyone who showers our “Children” sanctuary with your generosity of hearts.

Remember peaches? Featured in a photo this week, Peaches is a 2.5-year-old catled dog from Cairo who was the victim of an attempted beheading, multiple stabbings, and left to bleed for hours. Peaches is currently residing at the orphanage and is looking for a home for adoption. They cannot be placed with other animals or children – they give all the attention they deserve! She is a puppy sweetheart, loves to pat and goes wherever her human is. They are a very active dog…if you know the breed, you know they will need a lot of physical and mental stimulation to keep them occupied. She is incredibly smart and loves to play fetch. If you have a place in your heart, and a home, please contact us!

Feel free to contact us with any questions at 518-828-6044 or visit our website at

Charlene Marchand is chair of the Columbia Green Humanitarian Association/SPCA Board of Directors. She can be contacted at

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