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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Letter: Operation Wildlife could use visit from Santa Claws

  • We are the “nice not the naughty” animals of OWL and we're writing to you today to ask for the following Christmas presents. All of us were orphans and were fortunate enough to have someone find us and take us to OWL.
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  • To the editor:
    Dear Santa Claws,
    We are the "nice not the naughty" animals of OWL and we're writing to you today to ask for the following Christmas presents. All of us were orphans and were fortunate enough to have someone find us and take us to OWL. They provided a good home for us, taught us to be responsible and independent so we could survive in the wild on our own and raise our own families.
    On Sunday, Dec. 9, from noon until 5 p.m. the OWL facility will be open in Linwood, Kan., at 23375 Guthrie Rd to our "Santa Claws." They will serve hot cocoa, cookies and punch.
    Can't pick your favorite critter or don't have the time to shop? Then donate financially to support Operation WildLife so they can support future generations of babies and injured wildlife. Either way come bearing your gifts for "us" the animals and enjoy some of OWL's hospitality.
    All animals – bleach, laundry detergent, latex or non-latex exam gloves (M, L & XL), 33 and 20 gallon trash bags, 1/2" or 1" masking tape, non clumping cat litter, large-breed dog food, toilet paper (no charmin), paper towels, bath towels, hand towels and washrags (no holes or strings please), Pine-sol, sisal rope ¼" or 3/8", Kleenex, chux, flashlights, quart and gallon -size ziplock bags, 1/2 gallon or 1 gallon size plastic ice cream containers with lids, Walmart gift cards so we can buy fresh produce
    Baby mammals – dark green/yellow/orange baby food (green beans, peas, squash, spinach, garden vegetable, carrots, sweet potatoes), baby food – strained meat (turkey, chicken), shelled and unsalted walnuts, pecans and almonds (no peanuts).
    Baby Birds – Science diet healthy kitten and feline light maintenance dry, Just Whites - dried egg whites, calcium tablets-500 mg
    Water Birds – chick starter or grower 20 percent or Purina or Nutrena game bird starter (non-medicated)
    Office needs – HP60 and 60XL black & color ink cartridges, stamps, 8.5 x 11 paper, 8.5 x 14 paper.
    Thank you Santa for caring about us! Merry Christmas from all the critters of Kansas.
    Donations for Operation Wildlife can be also dropped off either at Kansas Country Store, 728 Cherokee Street, or Scrivner's at 605 Shawnee Street. LAWS volunteers will deliver the donations.

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