Benton-Franklin Humane Society giving tree still needs love

BFHS Giving Tree

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Even though Christmas is over, there is still time to help out at the Benton-Franklin Humane Society, either through adoption or donations.

With the holidays comes an increase in adoptions for animal shelters and Benton-Franklin Humane Society is no different. A total of 39 dogs and cats got adopted within the 10 days leading up to Christmas, 29 more than 2018. A large amount of animals are still adoptable though, including some cute kittens and puppies.

If there isn’t room in your house for a new furry friend there’s always another way to help out. The Giving Tree is a yearly drive for the shelter where they provide wish lists of what they need in order to continue their mission.

The tree is up until the end of the year so if you want to give a needed item choose something from the list below.

Needed Items
• Dog/Cat/Puppy/Kitten dry food
• Dog/Cat/Puppy/Kitten wet food
• Dog/Cat treats and toys
• Dog/Cat brushes
Poop bags
• Clay litter
• Stainless steel water/food bowls
• Small blankets
• Bath towels
• Pill pockets
• Hot dogs & string cheese
• 1/4 size stainless steel cat pan
• 2 1/2 stainless steel cat pan
• Paper towels
• Scrub tops
• Scrub bottoms
• Black sharpies
• Hand sanitizer
• Clear tape
• Squeegees
• Magic erasers
• Blue/black pens
• Sticky notes
• Printing paper
• Headlamps (for walking dogs in the winter)