You're Right: Animal Rescues Do Need Paper Towels!

You're Right: Animal Rescues Do Need Paper Towels!

It's easy to overlook the humble paper towel, but for animal rescues, they're a vital part of their daily operations. From cleaning messes to providing warmth and comfort, paper towels play a big role in caring for animals in need.

Here are just a few reasons why donating paper towels to your local animal rescue is a fantastic way to show you care:

  • Cleaning & Sanitation: Accidents happen, and with numerous animals under one roof, shelters go through a lot of paper towels for cleaning up messes, wiping surfaces, and disinfecting kennels. This helps prevent the spread of illness and keeps animals healthy.
  • Bedding & Comfort: Paper towels can line crates and bedding, providing a soft and absorbent place for animals to rest. This is especially important for injured, sick, or scared animals who need extra comfort.
  • Feeding & Care: Paper towels are useful for wiping up spills during feeding time, cleaning food and water bowls, and administering medications.
  • Unexpected Needs: From grooming fur to drying wet paws, there are countless everyday situations where paper towels come in handy.

Beyond paper towels, consider donating:

  • Other cleaning supplies: Bleach, trash bags, rubber gloves, and disinfectant wipes are always appreciated.
  • Bedding & enrichment: Towels, blankets, chew toys, and puzzle feeders bring comfort and enjoyment to animals.
  • Food & treats: High-quality pet food and healthy treats are essential for keeping animals nourished and happy.


  • Contact your local shelter directly:  Ask what specific items they need most before donating. This ensures your donation is beneficial.
  • Check expiration dates: Ensure any donated items are not expired or damaged.
  • Show your love! Every little bit helps. Donating your time, money, or supplies makes a big difference in the lives of animals in need.

Together, we can make a difference for animals in shelters!

Do you have a story about how you've helped an animal rescue? Please share it in the comments below!

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