Animals Best Friends is having a fundraiser by collecting shoes. They have collected 475 pairs, but need another 2,500 pairs by Nov. 7.

We ask that you please spread the word to your friends and family about this fundraiser. We appreciate all the donations of shoes we can get. Shoes can be dropped off at the ABF facility, 2302 S. Crysler Ave., Independence, Monday through Saturday from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Shoes can also be dropped off at Three Trails Animal Hospital, 600 W. 23rd St., and Corporate Copy Print, 111 S. Main St., both in Independence. Again, we appreciate your help and donations.

Animals Best Friends is also looking for volunteers. We would love to find retired individuals who are willing to help out one day per week. If you would like to help us out by volunteering please go to our website at www.animalsbestfriends.org and click on the “How to Help” tab. Please complete the “Volunteer Interest” form. Animals Best Friends appreciates all the help, volunteers, and donations they receive.

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Animals Best Friends wish list includes: Purina One Puppy and Dog Chow, Purina Kitten and Cat and Chow, cow hooves or rawhides, canned dog and cat food, peanut butter, stuffed toys (no beads), HE laundry detergent, bleach, bleach spray cleaner, Fantastic spray cleaner, newspapers (without slick ads), paper towels, scoopable cat litter.

ABF Headquarters is located at 2302 S. Crysler Ave., Independence. We appreciate your support.