Local animal lovers can share their holiday spirit by donating food, toys and treats for homeless dogs and cats through Best Friends Pet Care’s 13th Annual Animal Angel Tree campaign. Area beneficiaries include MCPAW (Montgomery County Partners for Animal Well-being) and Lizzy’s Lodge.
Best Friends Pet Care centers in Rockville and Gaithersburg have Animal Angel Trees in the lobby decorated with paper ornaments featuring photos and information about needy dogs and cats. All pets featured on the tree are available for adoption.
Next to the tree is a “wish list” of items needed by the shelters for the animals in its care. Pet lovers are invited to fill those wishes by donating the items, or making a cash contribution to the campaign. Only new, unused items will be accepted.
“Since the Angel Tree program began in 2000, we’ve collected hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of food, toys and pet care supplies for more than 100 different shelters and rescues across the U.S.,” said Robin Williams, director of marketing for Best Friends. “More than 60 shelter and rescue organizations are participating in this year’s program and we know our Angel Tree program will make a difference for many pets in need.”
Donations to the Animal Angel Tree program will be accepted until New Year’s Day. Visit or call Best Friends at 395 Muddy Branch Road in Gaithersburg (301-926-6006) or 5530 Randolph Road in Rockville (301-770-5446).
About Best Friends Pet Care
Best Friends Total Pet Care Inc. (www.bestfriendspetcare.com) provides pet boarding, grooming, doggy daycamp, training and veterinary services. Based in Norwalk CT, the company has 50 facilities in 18 states, and is the exclusive pet care provider for Walt Disney World® Resort. The Animal Angel Tree campaign is just one of the many ways the company gives back to its community.