Utica Bark For Life collecting donations for area animal shelters, rescues

Utica Bark for Life, a division of the Utica Relay for Life, is conducting a donation drive for animal shelters and rescue organizations in the Mohawk Valley Region until Friday, May 5, 2017. Donations can be dropped off at the following locations during regular business hours before Friday, May 5:

Whiskers, Nails and Puppy Dog Tails, 52 Henderson St., New York Mills, NY 13417

Rome Animal Hospital, 6161 Lamphear Road, Rome, NY 13440

Clinton Pet Vet, 60 Dwight Ave., Clinton, NY 13323

Donations needed:


  • Canned and dry dog, cat, puppy and kitten food

  • Treats (Milkbones- small & unflavored, Charlie Bears, Wellness, Blue, Iams, Natural Balance)

Puppy/Dog Toys

  • Chew toys

  • Food puzzles

  • Squeaky Toys

Cat/Kitten Toys

  • Catnip toys and Jingle balls, etc..

  • Food puzzles

  • Scratch pads

Medical Supplies (over-the-counter, non-prescription and in the original packaging)

  • Heartworm Preventive

  • 6″ Cotton Tip Applicators

  • Round Pads

  • Nitrile, latex and powder free gloves – S, M, L, XL sizes

  • Disposable smocks, lab coats, gowns

Gift Cards

  • Staples, Target, Walgreens, Walmart, CVS, Home Depot

  • Petsmart, Petco

  • Visa, Mastercard, or Amex

Kennel Supplies

  • Cat Litter

  • Paper Towels

  • Laundry detergent

  • Bleach (liquid & powder)

  • Dishwasher Detergent

  • Disinfecting Wipes

  • Dish Sponges

  • Dishwashing Liquid

  • Trash bags (13- and 55-gallon sizes)

  • Cloth Towels

  • Blankets

  • Dog Waste bags

  • Unscented Baby Wipes

  • Garden Pails/Watering Cans

Office Supplies

  • First-class postage stamps (49 & 35 cents)

  • Pens

  • Permanent markers

  • Sticky Notes

  • Tape

  • Copy/Multipurpose paper (color and white)

  • Tissues

  • Correction fluid

  • AA and AAA batteries

For more information, contact Sheryl Thrasher at 315-527-3589.

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