Jamestown, N.Y. – From noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2023, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown (UUCJ) is having a community collection of items for the Pick of the Litter animal shelter in Falconer, New York.
High need items are clean, new or gently used towels, blankets (with no stuffing), and sheets. Other items needed are bleach, Milk Bones dog treats, cat litter, and paper towels. Cash donations are welcome as well.
UUCJ Social Justice Committee Chair Alyssa Raimondo-Swanson, who is organizing the collection, says, “The local community has been very generous when we have asked for donations of books, food items or school needs. We look forward to that same generosity for our four-legged friends!”
Pick of the Litter is a pet boarding, grooming, and Jamestown stray and adoption center. The no kill shelter is located in the former Humane Society building on the corner of Quaint Road and Elmwood Avenue in Falconer.
All strays picked up by the Jamestown police or dog warden are brought to Pick of the Litter. If you or someone you know has lost your dog in Jamestown, contact the shelter at 1805 E. Elmwood Avenue, Falconer, (716) 661-9707.
Pick of the Litter has as many as 360 or more dogs in a year. Approximately 60% are returned to their homes. After being held for 10 days, others are given rabies and distemper shots, spayed and neutered, and put up for adoption. They stay until they are adopted or fostered out or go to another stray center.
If you are interested in adopting or fostering a dog, you can stop in at Pick of the Litter any time 12 – 2 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m., seven days a week.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown is a progressive, liberal religious community serving the southern tier of Western New York and Warren County, Pa. The UUCJ’s mission is to support and celebrate each other, encourage spiritual and individual growth, and serve the wider community.
Photo caption: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown Social Justice Committee member Janet Forbes (left) and chair Alyssa Raimondo-Swanson look forward to receiving donations of supplies for the Pick of the Litter animal shelter in Falconer on Saturday, April 29, noon – 2 p.m. Items will be accepted at the entrance off the parking lot behind their building at 1255 Prendergast Avenue.