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Donations of Items Needed for Community Pet-Supply Swap at Missouri City Branch Library

July 2024

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Missouri City Branch Library will have a Community Pet-Supply Swap on Wednesday, July 24, in the Meeting Room of the library.

From July 1 through 23, pet-owners and animal lovers are encouraged to clean out their pet supplies and donate any gently used or new pet supplies for a Community Pet-Supply Swap that will take place at the library on Wednesday, July 24. Donations will be accepted at the library during business hours until July 23.

Those who donate supplies and materials between July 1 and July 23 will receive a ticket for early access to the event on July 24, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. After the early-access period, the general-access period (3:00 to 4:00 pm) is open to everyone, including those who did not contribute supplies during the donation-collection days. During the general-access period, free pet supplies can be claimed by anyone, while supplies last.

Suggested items include: unopened food or treats, cleaned and sanitized water/food bowls, leashes/collars in good condition, unopened litter, new toys, puppy pads, or small animal carriers. Any items not claimed during the swap will be donated to the Missouri City Animal Shelter.


Animal Care & Wildlife Co-habitation

In conjunction with the Pet-Supply Swap on July 24, the library will host a program on “Animal Care & Wildlife Co-habitation” from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. TaBorah Goffney, Animal Services Manager with Missouri City Animal Services, will talk about the services that are provided by the animal shelter and ways to foster or adopt a pet.

Learn about responsible pet ownership and choosing the right animal for one’s family and circumstances. Hear about different types of pets, their traits and characteristics, and their level of care. Costs for having a pet – including materials, supplies, food, medical care, and training – will also be discussed.

She will also talk about the importance of protecting pets from encroaching wildlife and keeping them safe while outside.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Missouri City Branch Library (281-238-2100).