The University of New Mexico Staff Council supports Animal Humane New Mexico with the sixth annual "Happy Tails Drive for Homeless Pets," through Monday, Dec. 16.

Animal Humane is in need of large towels, including bath-sized towels; grain-free food (wet and dry for dogs and cats); Milk Bones - all sizes; distilled water; bleach – unscented; Ziploc sandwich bags - large and small. A complete wish list, donation sites and more information can be found on the Staff Council website.

Kathy Meadows, administrative officer for UNM Staff Council, said “The Staff Council realizes that pets play an important part in our lives by enhancing human well-being. For the past six years, we have been proud to serve as a community partner with Animal Humane New Mexico and fully support their mission of improving the lives of cats and dogs.”

The Happy Tails Donation Drive is the most popular and widely supported community service project that the Staff Council coordinates. Meadows said, “The outpouring of donations shows that the UNM community not only endorses the work of Animal Humane but also shows how important pets are to us in our lives.”

Donation sites will house a wheeled recycling bin for storing collections during the time of the drive and will promote the Happy Tails Donation Drive to co-workers.

Animal Humane New Mexico representatives will come to the UNM campus on Friday, Dec. 20 to collect their donations from the Staff Council Office. To learn more about helping homeless pets in the state of New Mexico visit Animal Humane New Mexico