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'Doggie Coat Drive' seeks donations

BEND, Ore. - Bend Spay and Neuter Project's fourth annual Doggie Coat Drive is in full swing!  This project is completely volunteer-driven and works to provide coats, sweaters and booties for dogs belonging to people who are homeless or displaced in Central Oregon.   

 "The greatest need by far is for durable coats for medium and large size dogs.  Some owners want to double-up the coats, so that means we need twice as many," says lead volunteer Tracy Marsh. 

New or gently used coats, sweaters and booties for cats or dogs may be dropped off at Bend Veterinary Clinic, Blue Sky Veterinary Clinic, both Bend Pet Express locations, Suba Guru and at Bend Spay and Neuter Project through the end of January. Warm bedding will also be accepted. 

In addition, donations of food are always accepted for HOPE Food Bank.

Doggie coats and bedding will be distributed through local non-profit agencies that work with the local homeless population. 

Bend Spay and Neuter Project works with local non-profits such as COVO and Cascade Youth and Family to provide free preventative veterinary care to the pets of people who are homeless and displaced in Central Oregon. 

Bend Spay and Neuter Project provides affordable, preventative veterinary care to at risk cats and dogs in order to make Central Oregon a more humane community.  Bend Spay and Neuter Project has spayed or neutered over 34,000 animals in Central Oregon, preventing thousands of animals from entering our local shelters.  To donate or volunteer please visit their website at or call 541-617-1010.

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