Lakeshore PAWS Gathers Donations for Local Animal Rescues, Shelters

By: Lakeshore Paws Last Updated: August 19, 2011

LakeshorePawsPuppiesCalling all pet lovers: Help homeless pets by donating much needed items during Lakeshore PAWS’ donation drive, through August 26, 2011.

Leading up to United Way’s Day of Caring on August 26, local rescue group Lakeshore PAWS is asking the community to donate items for local animal rescues and shelters that are essential to the care of homeless cats and dogs.

Items requested for donation include: dry food (Purina preferred), canned food, treats, and toys, plus new or gently used collars and leashes, beds, crates, and carriers, for cats and dogs. The organization is also asking for donations of cat litter, office supplies, laundry detergent, paper towels, blankets, cleaning supplies, and garbage bags.

Donations can be dropped off at various locations throughout Valparaiso and at one in Crown Point. For a complete list of drop-off sites, visit (click “News”).

Lakeshore PAWS volunteers will gather on August 26 to box all donations and deliver them to local shelters and rescue groups.

For more information on Lakeshore PAWS, call 219.476.PAWS (7297) or 855.535.PAWS (937.7297) or visit

Lakeshore PAWS is a newly formed non-profit organization and serving Northwest Indiana. Run by volunteer pet lovers, the organization is dedicated to saving dogs and cats by: creating adoption opportunities, reducing the reproduction rates through spaying and neutering programs, educating the public, and improving conditions for homeless animals. The organization has the support of local business leaders, as well as animal advocates—including local kennels and veterinarians. For more information, visit or call 855.535.PAWS.