Humans will have plenty of opportunities to help animals during Be Kind to Animals Week, May 6-12.
The Mount Dora fire and police departments are hosting events to help four-legged friends, a news release states.
During the week, Mount Dora Fire Station 34 will stage a food and supply drive for the Humane Society of Lake County. Drop-offs can be made by the big red doors near visitors parking at the station, 1300 N. Donnelly St.
Items needed include dog basics such as leashes, no-slip collars, food for adults and puppies, treats, and toys; and cat basics such as cat food, litter, litter boxes, toys, and scratchers. The drive also will accept gift cards, checks, or items to sell at the Humane Society thrift store. The organization also needs cleaning and general supplies like wipes, bleach, paper towels, sanitizer, and so on; and office supplies such as paper and toilet paper.
Mount Dora Animal Control also will host a drive for pet food and supplies during a Blessing of the Animals event scheduled from 2-4pm Sunday, May 6, at the Mount Dora Dog Park, 1550 E. 11th Ave.
A resident is making a generous donation of pet oxygen masks during a ceremony at 11am Tuesday, May 8, at Fire Station 34 on Donnelly Street. Pet oxygen masks are fitted for animals and can save their lives during a fire or for smoke inhalation, the release states.