As the cold weather approaches, one local resident is doing what she can to help keep animals warm and cozy. Becky James has been making dog beds for animals at local shelters and rescues for the past five years.
Having adopted her own dogs from rescues, James decided that she wanted to give back to the organizations that make it possible for animals that come from undesirable situations to be adopted into loving families.
Since she first began this venture, James has donated over 1000 dog beds, with 200 of them being made and delivered just last year. Finished beds get donated to the Saskatoon and Prince Albert SPCAs, Hannah’s Haven, Small Paws and Paws Republic. “If there are more rescues in the area in need, please contact myself to add to the list of drop offs,” James noted.
James accepts donations of sheets, blankets, pillows, pillow cases, sleep bags, towels and scraps of fabric to help with the construction of the pet beds. For those interested in contributing, contact James by Facebook, or by texting/calling (306) 930-0738. All donations are welcome, and James said that nothing is ever too small.
Another way to consider donating is through a cash donation and all funds collected are split evenly throughout all rescues that James donates to.
On top of putting in many hours creating the pet beds, James runs a business called ‘Pink & Tidy Residential/Commercial Cleaning, which will be doing a name draw with all names on donation form for a free 1 hour of cleaning services. “It is an added incentive to donate, so why not,” James added.