FAIR LAWN, N.J. -- The Valley Brook Veterinary Hospital is now accepting donations for Special Needs K9's Homeless with Pets program, an initiative to provide aid to the region's homeless and their pets.
In operation since 2012, the program focuses on the men and women living on the streets of New York City and other nearby areas, many of whom are veterans, according to organizers.
While the program aims to bring comfort to the homeless people, organizers also seek to ease conditions for their pets, providing warm clothes, food and other necessities.
Among the items sought for this year's program are blankets; hand and foot warmers; socks, underwear and other undergarments; human coats and other warm clothes; animal coats and sweaters/hoodies; animal booties (to protect from ice, snow and salt); leashes, collars and harnesses; pet food (5-15-pound bags); and human food (pop-top cans and other non-perishables).
To learn more about the Homeless with Pets program or to make a donation, visit Special Needs K9 online .
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