When 9 year old Kendall Keyes heard that the Palm Springs Animal Shelter needed warm fleece baby blankets for their adoptable kittens and cats, she knew she wanted to help. With some assistance from her super-awesome-ultra-helpful mom, and school counselor, Kendall’s Pawsitively Purrfect Kitten Supply Drive was created.
Kendall, a fourth grader at Ronald Reagan Elementary School, wants to give the kittens and cats of the shelter something warm to snuggle up with this upcoming winter season (winter pending, of course). This supply drive is focusing on the felines, donations of blankets, toys, food, and towels will be accepted. Towels can be used, and all sizes are welcome! As far as food is concerned, those cool cats will eat both dry and wet varieties. The stinkier the better! Don’t quote me on that. Fleece baby blankets are pretty much everywhere, the 99 Cent Only/Dollar Tree stores carry them. Perfectly sized for those cute little kitties, and at a buck a pop, you can’t beat that!
If you are interested in donating items, drop off locations are Ronald Reagan Elementary and The Palm Springs Animal Shelter. Let them know Kendall sent you! The drive is running from December 4th until December 15th.
Writer’s note: Kendall is actually my daughter, and I am so incredibly proud of her for taking the initiative and getting this planned out with her school. She is a very caring soul and loves to help, especially when it comes to the critters of the world. We were buying cat toys at Petsmart this past weekend, but couldn’t leave the store without getting special Christmas treats for each dog that was up for adoption. The gentleman that was watching over them let her hand them out, and it made her day. After that we got a tour of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter so she could see all the adoptable pets. Kendall also got a sneak peek at what it’s like to volunteer at the shelter. A whole job dedicated to just playing with cats!? NO WAY!
A special thank you goes out to Bonny Birch, who is helping Kendall organize from the shelter side of things! Kendall was welcomed with a hug and got to meet some of the amazing folks in charge of running the shelter.
Thank you for taking the time to read this little write up on the Pawsitively Purrfect Kitten Supply Drive, I appreciate it and so does Kendall. Although she still isn’t quite sure she’d like to get a “cactus hug”, I gotta give her credit for the super punny name she came up with. Kids, amirite?