Cumberland County hosts pet toy drive for rescue animals

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- Cumberland County Animal Control is hosting a pet toy drive for dogs and cats in its shelter.

Animal Control will collect donations like rubber dog toys, rope toys and cat toys between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. until Feb. 11.

On Valentine's Day, dogs will be able to choose their own toy from a pile of the donated items. Cats will be randomly given an item appropriate for their age and size.

"It's very important for a shelter dog to have a toy to pass the time and keep their minds stimulated," Animal Control Director Elaine Smith said in a written statement. "The less stressed out they are, the more likely they are to be adopted into a loving forever home."

Monetary donations will also be accepted online. Any excess toys will go to future shelter animals.

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