Charity Finders donated items to the GHHS to make adoption care packages for seniors.

If you're a pet owner, you know how wonderful it is to have an animal in your life. They act as a companion, comforter, friend, and exercise partner. Many pet owners consider their pet a part of their family. Research has shown pets can help lower blood pressure, reduce stress, soothe anxiety and help people manage grief and sadness. This is why Charity Finders decided to create care packages for the Greater Huntsville Humane Society to give to seniors who adopt a new furry friend!  

Charity Finders Create Care Packages for GHHS Adoptees

May 11, 2017

Charity Finders donated items to the GHHS to make adoption care packages for seniors.

If you're a pet owner, you know how wonderful it is to have an animal in your life. They act as a companion, comforter, friend, and exercise partner. Many pet owners consider their pet a part of their family. Research has shown pets can help lower blood pressure, reduce stress, soothe anxiety and help people manage grief and sadness. This is why Charity Finders decided to create care packages for the Greater Huntsville Humane Society to give to seniors who adopt a new furry friend! 

A new pet can be life changing for those over the age of 60. Studies have shown that pets can help improve the overall quality of life for seniors in a variety of ways. Pets help seniors stay more active, help keep cognitive functions sharp, act as an in-home companion, reduce stress and provide friendship and support through times of stress, grief or sickness. 

There are lots of cute kittens waiting to be adopted at the GHHS. All of the reasons above are why Charity Finders decided to raise donations for care packages to give to seniors who adopt an animal at the Greater Huntsville Humane Society (GHHS). Adopting a new pet is always exciting and exhilarating; we hope these care packages act as an added bonus and bring even more joy to new pet owners.


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From toy mice and squeaky toys, to a variety of treats and food bowls, Charity Finders gathered these donations to give to the GHHS. This donation journey resulted in: 

  • 43 cat and dog toys
  • 13 tennis balls
  • 2 packs of 10 cat box liners
  • 4 bags of food
  • 13 food bowls
  • 21 bags of treats
  • 76 rolls of doggy waste bags
  • 3 blankets 
  • an assortment of brushes, cat collars and catnip

Charity Finders member Nicole with the care package donations.

In all, Charity Finders donated nearly 200 items to the GHHS. We are very happy to be able to help the GHHS, who finds homes for over 500 animals a year! We hope the senior citizens who receive these care packages will love enjoying the items with their new furry friend. 

This cute little guy is available for adoption! Along with his many brothers and sisters.  If you're interested in helping the GHHS with their mission of finding forever homes for the many animals in their shelter, check out their website for a variety of volunteer opportunities. From helping out at the shelter, to assisting at events, the GHHS is always in need of volunteers and helping hands. Whether you love walking dogs or cuddling kitties, there's bound to be a volunteering opportunity perfect for you. 

Another way you can help the GHHS is by shopping at their Thrift Store! Redstone members can now enjoy Redstone Discounts at the GHHS Thrift Store! Simply use your Redstone credit or debit card and ask for the Redstone Discount to save 10% on your purchase. 

Shop at the GHHS Thrift Store! All proceeds help the GHHS find new families for homeless pets.

The next time you want to go shopping, head over to the GHHS Thrift Store first! You never know what treasures you will find. Your purchases will help a variety of animals—from puppies and cats to guinea pigs and rabbits—find their forever homes. The Thrift Store is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 to 4:30. Check out their website for more information and like their Facebook page to discover some special finds available in the store.

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