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Donations of animal supplies sought through Holidays for the Animals program at Ernie Miller Nature Center
POSTED: 11/07/2013
Individuals, families, and groups wanting to make a difference are invited to consider contributing a gift to the animals at the Ernie Miller Nature Center through a program called Holidays for the Animals.

The Ernie Miller Nature Center, located at 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe, has ongoing needs for supplies for both the animals kept at the center and the wild animals which come to the feeders.

To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under fun for all and then under special events. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “animals.”

Donations are accepted on an ongoing basis. Please look over the following list and consider making a contribution: bags of safflower or black oil sunflower seeds or white millet seed (no mixes, please); bags of Purina rodent chow for mice; gift cards to LifeTime Pets, Price Chopper, Walmart, Petco or PetSmart; pinewood shavings, cat litter (non-clumping), laundry soap; dried seed corn on the cob; rolls of ¼ inch & 3/8 inch sisal rope; white and apple cider vinegar; and quart size ziplock baggies, various sized of clear Critter Keeper boxes with snap tops for transporting animals to programs; Reptile heat lamps, pads or mats; Water bowls for reptile cages – the kind that look like rocks; Lysol or Clorox disinfecting wipes; masking tape 1” width; Newspaper (no ads please).

Donors who wish to be recognized will have their names listed in the Nature Center’s Tracks newsletter and in an advertisement in the Spring issue of Activities, so please take time to fill out a card at the Nature Center!

For more information, call the Ernie Miller Nature Center at (913) 764-7759.

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