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Tyler Animal Services, CASA will provide backpacks to adoptive students in East Texas

TYLER, Texas — For the month of July, Tyler Animal Services is partnering with CASA for Kids of East Texas to donate school supplies to foster children.

“We work for permanency and a safe home for the kids, just like Tyler Animal Control, they’re trying to find that for our furry friends,” said Mary Jo Burgess, executive director of CASA for Kids of East Texas. “It’s an interesting partnership knowing that they work for pet homes and we work for children’s homes.”

All dog and cat adoption fees will be waived when a backpack containing at least six supplies listed below is brought to Tyler Animal Shelter located at 4218 Chandler Hwy.

Items to donate include:

-Plain backpack without wheels

– Crayons (Crayola brand only)

– Folders (pockets and/or brads, solid colors)

-Sheets

– Manila paper

-Notebook (Composition)

-Notebook (one subject, broad-lined spiral)

– Notebook paper (wide lines)

– Pencils #2 (American made)

-Colored pencils (Crayola only)

– Pens (red, black and blue)

-Glue stick

-Kleenex box

-Hydroalcoholic gel

All items will go to CASA for Kids of East Texas, which serves over 700 children in East Texas.

Animals adopted by Tyler Animal Services are neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. Standard adoption fees for dogs are $120 and $80 for cats.

To adopt, view available animals, or submit an application, visit the Tyler Animal Services webpage. Call (903) 535-0045 for more information.