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Westmont Library, humane society partner for Humane Hounds

Published: Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 1:51 p.m. CDT

WESTMONT – In conjunction with its reading program and in an effort to bring a known organization to the Westmont community, the Westmont Public Library has joined together with the West Suburban Humane Society.

Humane Hounds will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the library, bringing adoptable pets and society volunteers to the library to explain the Downers Grove-based organization’s mission and its work in the community.

“Anytime we can get out in the community is always a good thing,” said Patty Miller, a volunteer coordinator with the West Suburban Humane Society. “It’s usually pretty quiet this time of year so it’s a good opportunity to spread the word.”

Those involved hope some of the adoptable pooches find new homes at the event as well.

“We have never done a program with the humane society and we wanted to reach out to people who have not been able to know about work [the humane society] does,” said Shelia Hope, readers adversary coordinator with the library.

Along with the main presentation, the library is also collecting items to be donated to the humane society.

Donated items can include cat litter, any canned dog or cat food, Purina or IAMS dry food, dog or cat toys, anti bacterial hand soap, 13 or 30 gallon garbage bags, cleaning supplies and paper towels.

The West Suburban Humane Society’s final collection of items will be Sunday at the library, 428 N. Cass Ave. 

A full wishlist of donated items for the humane society is available online at www.wshs-dg.org. Miller said items are always accepted at the humane society, located at 1901 W. Ogden Ave.

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