paper.towels.toddFurry Friends Refuge goes through supplies very quickly, so your help in restocking the pantry and cleaning cabinets is greatly appreciated!

For the most up-to-date information on what the animals need, check our Amazon.com wish list. You can purchase items there and ship them directly to the West Des Moines shelter, or you can use it as guidance for your brick-and-mortar shopping.

And anytime you’re shopping online, start at AmazonSmile, a service offered by Amazon.com, and designate us as your charity. All you have to do is select Furry Friends Refuge, and Amazon will donate a percentage of eligible purchases to our shelter.

You’re always welcome to bring the following supplies to either shelter during our open hours:

♦ Cat food * (Purina brand is preferred)

♦ Kitten food * (Purina brand is preferred)

♦ Cat litter (clumping)

♦ Fresh greens for the bunnies

♦ Dog collars

♦ Dog beds

♦ Leashes

♦ Bleach

♦ Rolls of trash bags

♦ Laundry detergent

♦ Paper towels

♦ Copy paper for printing

♦ Blankets for the animals **

For larger items — such as appliances in working order, vehicles, or property — please contact sadye@furryfriendsrefuge.org with further details.

You can also bring smaller, gently used items to Stuff Etc., an upscale consignment store at 906 E. First St. in Ankeny, and designate them as benefiting Furry Friends — the store will then give us 50 percent of the proceeds once items sell!

To learn what Stuff Etc. accepts, call 515-964-4444. For more information, visit its website.

* We care for many more cats than dogs, so we tend to have sufficient dog and puppy food available.

** If you are making the blankets, we ask that any ties be small and suggest either 24″ by 24″ or 14″ by 24″ as sizes for cat blankets.