Looking for an extra activity to take up some free time? Do you love animals? Well Pets of the Homeless is an organization dedicated to help donate goods for animals in need. They sponsor veterinarians that go to where the homeless congregate and provide veterinary care such as vaccines, spay/neuter and other needed treatments. These are called Wellness Clinics. Pets of the Homeless also ships crates for animals with their homeless companion to shelters that allow animals.

Pets of the Homeless recruits collection sites and distributing organizations, as well as awards grants, which are a small part of what they do. Pets of the Homeless works with social workers, school children, Scouts, churches and companies who want to help.

Pets of the Homeless's mission, nationwide, is to feed and provide basic emergency veterinary care to their pets and thus relieve the anguish and anxiety of the homeless who cannot provide for their pets.

Pets of the Homeless will accept donations for the Give A Dog A Bone campaign from August 10 - 17. No qualifications are needed for receiving donations. Any kind of pet food or supplies are welcome. Donations will be distributed to distribution sites, such as shelters, soup kitchens, etc. There are over 1,400 distribution sites partnered up with Pets of the Homeless. There is no limit on money donations. Checks may be made out to The Pets of the Homeless organization, or donors can use pay pal online, or go to www.petsofthehomeless.com.

Here's of nearby collection sites.

Dr. Wolf's Animal Medical Center
249 Milton St.
Dedham, Mass. 02026
(781) 326-9653

Ginny's Thrift Shop and Food Pantry
52 Mechanic St.
Leominster, Mass. 01453
(888) 530-6779

New England Society for Abandoned Animals
89 South Main St. Unit A1
Centerville, Mass. 02632
(508) 771-7800

Curl Up & Dye
104 Broadway
Newport, R.I. 02840
(401) 619-1955

Johnny's Barkin Bakery
35 S. County Commons Way
South Kingstown, R.I. 02879
(401) 284-4588