RENO, Nev (KOLO) Among all the dog toys, cat litter, a leashes, you'll find a little tree here at Scraps.
Decorations have pictures and descriptions of dogs and cats currently housed at Washoe County Animal Services.
“Came up with a way to make sure all the dogs got something special, and all the cats got something special that are at Washoe County Regional Animal Services. So they can have a special meal on Christmas Eve. Cats can have toys,” says Naniece Bucci, the owner of Scraps.
The cans of dog food will be a special blend called “Christmas Day Dinner” made only for this time of year.
The cat toys are a squeaky mouse.
“They actually suggested that we do a catnip kind of Christmas mouse,” says Bucci.
We had one kitten at animal services try out the mouse, the eight week old kitten seemed to enjoy it.
The animals go through about 2,000 pounds of food a month here at the shelter.
While some of the owners will pick up their animals before the holiday, others will be left behind looking for a permanent home.
You can make a donation for the canned dog food or mouse toy at Scraps on South Virginia Street, or on Robb Drive, or Discount Pet Food in Sparks.