Santa Paws Pet Toy Project: Don’t forget our shelter friends need presents too

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Photo: Huntsville Animal Services

HUNTSVILLE, Ala – Huntsville Animal Services is asking pet lovers to spread a little joy this holiday season by donating toys for the shelter dogs and cats.

Animals that are playing with toys are happier, less stressed, and also look adorable. Toys help pets get adopted. People love to see a playful kitten or puppy leaping about with a toy!

Dogs and puppies need the larger hard and durable dog toys. Any type of cat toy will do for the Shelter’s feline friends.

The Shelter also needs nylon leashes, blue and pink collars of all sizes for dogs, canned pet food, blankets, towels, and grooming tools.

Photo: Huntsville Animal Services

Photo: Huntsville Animal Services

Donations may be dropped off at the shelter location or mailed to the attention Pet Toy Project, Huntsville Animal Services, 4950 Triana Boulevard, Huntsville, AL 35805.

Shelter adoption hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • The shelter is closed on Sundays and recognized holidays.

Call 256-883-3783 or visit, for additional information about Huntsville Animal Services.

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Huntsville Animal Services

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