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No-kill animal shelter seeks holiday donations

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CHARLOTTE —An organization in Charlotte, Project Halo, has partnered with the county to give dogs a temporary home and keep them from being euthanized in an effort to run Charlotte's only no-kill dog shelter.

However leaders say they need more resources to care for the animals.

"We're always in need of a lot of the cleaning supplies, gloves, whatever you can think of when you are cleaning out a dog kennel. That's what we need the most," said founder of Project Halo Rhonda Thomas.

It is one reason the group is starting Shoeboxes for Shelters. The campaign hopes to help the shelter collect necessary supplies needed for the shelter.

"It doesn't matter how big or how small the shoebox is, the concept behind it is doesn't take much of a donation," said Valerie Smith.

Leaders hope that as people check off items on their Christmas lists, they won't forget the animals who don't have a place to call home.

"The holidays are great because everyone is always in the spirit of giving and people just seem to be more apt to give and be a part of something," said Smith. "This is a way that they can help the dogs."

The shelter is in need of items such as bleach, dog food, dog collars, paper towels, laundry detergent, dog treats and monetary donations. For more information visit Project Halo's website. ClientIP: UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP