Dear Santa: A Home, Please

by Noella Noelophile®

(Photograph courtesy of Justin Rudd, and used with permission.)

(Photograph courtesy of Justin Rudd, and used with permission.)

Wags, purrs and lots of love are all set to be part of this Saturday.

And you’re invited to join Long Beach Chief Inspiration Officer Justin Rudd and his “Operation Santa Paws” team, as they brighten Christmas 2015  for abused and abandoned dogs and cats!

“Operation Santa Paws” is now a nationwide program, in which volunteers collect and distribute toys, treats–and plenty of attention–to dogs and cats in local animal shelters.

Justin ,who started “Operation Santa Paws” in 2001, will be donning a red Santa suit, this Saturday, December 19th, and accompanying volunteers to four different animal shelters in the Long Beach area.   Meanwhile, “Operation Santa Paws” volunteers will be conducting similar missions in thirty-six states, this Christmas season.

Justin talked about creating “Operation Santa Paws”, what first-time volunteers can expect when they participate, and some of the items on the “Operation Santa Paws” wish list that might not be the first things that come to mind.

(Are you in the Long Beach, CA area?  You’re invited to collect some items on the wish list and come be an “Operation Santa Paws” elf this Saturday, December 19th.  The group will be meeting up at 11:45 that morning, at Long Beach Animal Care Services, at 7700 East Spring Street at the 605 Freeway, in Long Beach.  They’ll be visiting four Southern California shelters, and you’re welcome to come to any and all of them!   Here’s the link to the delivery locations.
Can’t make it on Saturday, or you’re in another region of the country?  Scroll to the bottom of this page on Operation Santa Paws’ website, to find other program locations!)


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