During the month of December, the Putnam Humane Society in Carmel is holding a blanket and food drive for their cats and dogs. The preferred foods on PHS wishlist are Pro Plan Dry Shredded Chicken Blend for dogs, Pro Plan Dry Chicken and Rice for cats, and Friskies canned cat food. Treats, toys, rawhide and peanut butter are also on the list. Blankets, comforters and towels are especially needed in the winter.

Drop off donations at the Butterfield Library (10 Morris Ave., Cold Spring) or the Desmond-Fish Library (472 Rt. 403, Garrison).

For the holidays, PHS is also giving pet owners the chance to have their pets photographed with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Brewster Feed Barn (in the A&P Plaza on Route 22 in Brewster) and on Saturday, Dec. 15, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Mahopac Feed Barn (near Fraser Hardware on Route 6 in Mahopac). A suggested donation of $15 benefits the PHS. No appointment is necessary. For more information, visit their website, puthumane.org, or call 845-225-7777.

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