Animals Best Friends would like to invite you to our annual Sweet Heart Bingo event. This is a great way to get rid of the winter blues! A night out with your sweetheart or just a friend.

A dinner of soup and salad will be served, along with dessert and (of course) a Bingo card, all for only $10. Extra Bingo cards will be available for $1. There will be raffles, silent auction items, and a kissing booth. The small fee for kisses is $1 and manning the kissing booth will be some of the ABF dogs.

Mark your calendars! Sweet Heart Bingo will start at 5 p.m. Feb. 3, and will be held at the Army National Guard building, 2323 S, Crysler Ave., Independence. Come and enjoy an evening of fun, food and Bingo!

ABF is looking for volunteers for various jobs at their rescue facility, who are dependable, hard-working individuals and have a love for animals. If interested, go to www.animalsbestfriends.org or call 816-254-8664.

Learn about pets and related topics at http://www.catsdogsandpolliwogs.com.

-- Animals Best Friends wish list includes: 4 Health dog and cat food (grain free and found at Tractor Supply), 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.