Remember the Animals

Librarians often find a variety of items other than books in library book drops, but rarely do librarians discover, as Spencer (Iowa) Public Library director Vicki Myron did one January morning, a weeks-old and weak, frostbitten kitten. She and her co-workers immediately cared for the helpless kitten, which they named Dewey and later officially adopted. He stayed at the library for the rest of his 19 years, and eventually gained a worldwide following. Ms. Myron shared his complete story in the book Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World.


Dewey was fortunate to find such compassionate caregivers. Wildlife animals find the same compassion at the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center in Bay Village. The Center rehabilitates animals, and occasionally adopts those animals who cannot be introduced back into the wild. This non-profit organization relies heavily on donations, many of which, listed below, you can purchase with coupons.

  • Baby food
  • Bandages (non-stick)
  • Batteries (all sizes)
  • Bleach
  • Dawn dish soap
  • Dog or cat food (dry)
  • Garbage bags (55 gallon)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Laundry detergent
  • Light bulbs
  • Nuts (Unsalted)
  • Paper towels
  • Peanut butter (natural)
  • Pedialyte
  • Saline (for eyes)
  • Sponges
  • Vegetables (frozen or fresh)
  • Yogurt
  • Ziplock bags (all sizes)


For the Center's complete wish list, please click here.


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