The holidays are getting closer – and for the zoo that means Jingle Paws time!
Jingle Paws is our fundraising event where people can give a present to our animals. Each day we give all of our animals an enrichment item. This can be a special food item, a new ‘toy’ to play with or something else (some of the animals enjoy painting). Enrichment helps us keep all of the animals physically and mentally fit by encouraging natural behaviors (such as searching for food, climbing, digging, etc.). So look through your cubards, pick up an extra item when you’re at the store and give the RDC animals a gift this holiday season! Click on the document below to get a full list- but some favorite items are:
Blank canvas to paint on
- Tempera paint (non-toxic/ washable)
- Cat nip
- Pet toys of any kind- puzzle feeders, ropes, balls, etc.
- Suet feeder holders (can hold lots of goodies)
- Canned fruit or vegetables (cannot be expired)
- Ritz or saltine crackers
Bring the items to the zoo any day from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
OR – BETTER YET!
Come to the zoos Holiday at the Zoo party on Saturday December 13 from 11:00 – 2:00
See some animals get some enrichment items, play games, make crafts and so much more!
Jingle Paws 2014 items needed