Home Depot donates much-needed supplies to valley animal shelter

The Home Depot truck that pulled into the parking lot this morning outside the Arizona Small Dog Rescue didn't contain the usual building supplies, but instead, much-needed pet supplies.

"It's amazing, we really need it through summer, the heat of summer, we really need everything they're bringing," Marissa Acksons said.

The no-kill shelter is overloaded with kittens, puppies and even older, long-timers.

"In the last two weeks, we've been lucky enough to save 30 from county shelter, but they're piling in faster than we can take them out," Acksons said.

The Home Depot employees held a "Dog Days of Summer" drive the past three weeks and collected funds to buy everything from cleaner to dog food and toys.

"They reached out to us, one of their employees saw out website, thought we'd be a good charity," Shelly Parker said. "We survive on donations and adoption fees; without that help, we can't keep the doors open."

With nearly 2,500 in supplies donated by team Home Depot, the shelter will be able to save even more animals.

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