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Homeless animals will get a little Christmas cheer

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Clinic’s Angel Tree will aid needy dogs and cats

With Christmas right around the corner, the Owen County Animal Clinic is hoping to give the homeless dogs and cats a gift of their own.
The clinic is sponsoring an angel tree through the end of January, located in its lobby.
Angela Wainscott, a veterinary assistant at the clinic, said the tree will benefit the Owen County Friends of Animals, the Owen County Animal Clinic and Purr ‘n Fur Feline Rescue of Kentucky.
“There’s a great need in the county for help for the animals,” Wainscott said. “There aren’t a lot of volunteers, but the ones who do volunteer pull money out of their own pockets and it really becomes a burden to do it all yourself. If everybody does a very little bit, it could add up to a lot.”
The angel tree has wish-list cards for dogs and cats, items that are needed to take proper care of the animals at both the Owen County Friends of Animals shelter and the Owen County Animal Clinic.
Wainscott said those who wish to help can choose to help dogs or cats. If dogs are chosen, the supplies and donations will go toward the Owen County Friends of Animals. Supplies and donations for cats will go to the Owen County Animal Clinic or the Purr ‘n Fur Feline Rescue of Kentucky.
On the back of the wish-list card, those who choose to help can decide where they wish for their money to go, or can split it.
Wainscott said she hopes the angel tree will be a success.
“Hopefully, this will be something we can do every year,” Wainscott said. “We’ll just have to see how it goes. We hope to expand into some of the businesses next year and set some things up through them.”
Wainscott said those who wish to donate large items that they may have difficulty bringing to the clinic, such as dog food, can arrange to have the items picked up.
The Owen County Animal Clinic is located at 108 West Bryan Street. For more information on the angel tree, call Wainscott at (502) 514-2097.
A paw print card will be placed in the window of the Owen County Animal Clinic, thanking those who have donated.