Girl Scouts collecting donations for Animal Center


In a world where neglected and abused animals are finally found, Helen Woodward Animal Center (HWAC) proves to be an amazing place. That’s why Marisa Chang, Kiana Devereaux, and Maddy Sands, Girl Scouts from Troop 1411 in Carmel Valley, decided to help the center for part of their Silver Award project. “I felt like we should just help a place that does so much for animals and the community,” claimed Maddy Sands. The center is a nonprofit organization which is all about saving injured or abandoned animals.

This also includes animal education classes, therapeutic programs, and their AniMeals program for the elderly. Thousands of dogs, cats, and other animals are adopted from the center each year, but it takes a lot of time, hard work, and money to take care of each animal that comes through the Center. With all the hard work and energy that is put into each animal there needs to be proper equipment and supplies for each of them.

The community can help out HWAC by donating items that are needed to help the center run smoothly. That’s why Marisa, Kiana, and Maddy will be collecting necessities and other products that are needed for the Helen Woodward Animal Center. They will be at Del Mar Heights Elementary School on:

•Sunday, Sept. 11, from 4 -6 p.m.

•Saturday, Sept. 17, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.,

•Sunday, Sept. 18, from 9 a.m.– noon, and

•Sunday, Sept. 25, from 4 – 6 p.m.

Here is a list of some of the needed supplies:

•Unexpired canned pet food (Whiskas, Friskies, and Pedigree for dogs and cats);

•unexpired and unopened dry cat food;

•cat treats and dog treats for dogs all sizes; biscuit treats;

•2.5 oz Gerber Second Foods: Chicken with Chicken Gravy or Turkey with Turkey Gravy; no-tip/ no-slip stainless steel food/water bowls;

•7.5 ft. industrial hoses;

•plastic kiddy pools for the dogs to play in;

•metal foldable exercise pens (non-wire);

•reptile light bulbs and fixtures;

•top loading cat carriers; blankets;

•Astroturf; large throw rugs; gently-used or new animal related children’s books;

•jump ropes; hand sanitizers; hair brushes for manes and tails; brooms (for sweeping the barn);

•golf cart batteries; ladders (4, 6, 10 foot ladders); HD video camera; banker boxes (unused);

•CD/ DVD Albums or CD wallets; banner material (24”, specifically for HP Design Jet 500); laptops (“wifi enabled would be best);

•8 new hand held radios - model HYTT TC-610; surge master surge protectors;

•UVA and UVB basking lights; wall air conditioners;

•heavy duty storage bins with lids; fabric markers;

•garden hose (minimum of 50 ft.); fly spray; horse cookies/ treats;

•gift certificates to local grocery stores; gift certificates to Lowe’s or Home Depot;

•gift certificates to local gas stations;

•Bermuda, Timothy, or Orchard Hay Bales.