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ANIMAL TALK: Santa’s elves bring many gifts; Trim-A-Tree Fundraising Continues | Talking about animals

Santa’s “elves” have been working hard to help our shelter dogs and cats this Christmas time! Generous donations including dog and cat food, cat litter and cleaning supplies were given to our shelter dogs and cats. These happy visits from Santa’s “elves” bringing gifts to our Adoption Center were heartwarming and greatly appreciated. We’re sharing photos of some of our awesome “elves” this week in the Animal Talk section. Santa’s “elves” also dropped off a stack of gifts and Trim-A-Tree ornaments ensuring our Christmas tree is beautifully decorated!

In the famous words of the late Animal Talk columnist Todd DeHaven, “Ever since Santa Claus a few years ago gave the Humane Society its own coded international cell phone number, we have only had to call him and thank him for sending his elves with these unprecedented firsts. visits (and, frankly, to make sure he would be back on Christmas Eve). The crafty Jolly Giant in the red suit knew my secret, because he answered my call by yelling, “Ho-Ho-Ho! Yes, Todd, I’ll be back on the 25th! ‘ I quickly replied, “Of course I knew you were coming back; I just wanted to say a big thank you and a huge woof-meow to you and your elves! for the first visits. Santa replied, “Now did I detect a hint of procrastination in what you said, Todd?” Ho-Ho-Ho-Hee-Hee! ‘ My God, the guy even reads minds! When we learn that the elves are here before Christmas, I will probably have to issue a press release explaining the early visit!

Here’s a reminder for everyone to get these Trim-A-Tree ornaments in the mail. Your donation helps us accomplish our mission, taking care of Greene County’s homeless dogs and cats at the Adoption Center until they find their “permanent home”. Thanks to everyone who already sent their ornaments. Our mailing address is GGCHS, PO Box 792, Greeneville, TN 37744. You can also make your donation online at or in person at the Adoption Center.

Our donation needs right now are cleaning products, laundry detergent, cat litter, Temptation cat treats, Purina One dry dog ​​food, Fancy Feast canned cat food, Meow Mix Tender Centers Dry Cat Food, Pedigree Canned Puppy Food and Purina Dry Kitten Food. We use Fabuloso, bleach, paper towels, trash bags, laundry detergent, toilet paper and dryer sheets so that each of these items is always appreciated. Our opening hours are noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday to drop off donations. Call our staff at 423-639-4771 for information on donation or adoption at our shelter. They are ready to answer your questions!

Remember, we recycle aluminum cans. Bring us your bags of aluminum cans and if we are closed you can leave them near the gate and we will take them to our bin. It’s easy, you help our dogs and cats and you recycle everything in one stop!

Until next week, remember that we can’t do what we do without your support! God bless you!


Annual dues for various membership levels are: $ 10, adult; $ 5, junior; $ 5, senior citizen; $ 25, family; $ 50, sponsor; $ 100, sponsor; and $ 1,000, benefactor. The adoption fee is $ 100. Checks made payable to Greeneville-Greene County Humane Society should be mailed to PO Box 792, Greeneville, TN 37744, and include a name and address.

Janet Medcalf is a past president of the Greeneville-Greene County Humane Society and is currently director of the Greeneville-Greene County Animal Shelter.