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Cadets for Critters donation drive this weekend

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Recruits at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Garden City are collecting food, supplies and monetary donations to help dogs and cats at the Savannah-Chatham Animal Control Center. 

The members of Class 269 are holding Cadets for Critters from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. There are 81 dogs and 79 cats housed in the facility on Sallie Mood Drive just off Eisenhower Drive. 

These are items they're looking to collect at the drive:

  • Meat-flavored baby food
  • Dog treats (peanut butter, cheese, rawhides and pigs ears)
  • Dry or canned  puppy or kitten food (Pedigree preferred)
  • Flea and tick shampoos
  • Towels of any size, combs and nail clippers,
  • Dog and cat toys
  • New or gently used crates
  • Puppy milk replacement,
  • Bleach,
  • Laundry or dish soap
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Paper towels
  • Gift cards to Petsmart, Kinkos, Wal-Mart or any pet superstore or print shop

Hot dogs will be sold at $1 to raise funds to help the animals.  

The animal control center is allocated funds for food and supplies for the time they animals are required to be held before adoption or euthanizing, but many animals are not adopted during those times, according to Savannah-Chatham Metro Police.

The donated food and supplies help animal control staff to maintain the dogs and cats longer to facilitate the adoptions.

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