SAN DIEGO–Pet lovers – look around and see if you have any old pet sweaters that just don’t fit Fido anymore and “Paw It Forward” to County Animal Services.
The department is collecting new and gently used pet sweaters, leashes, collars and toys to give out at the Project Homeless Connect event in El Cajon.
A couple hundred people are expected to show up to take advantage of a mobile shower unit, a mobile medical clinic and services to help the homeless.Some come with pets in tow. While their owners get some much needed help, the animals get some TLC of their own.
County Animal Services will be providing free pet vaccinations, wellness exams and microchips. As an added bonus, staff will give out pet sweaters, leashes, collars and toys.