Santa Paws fills bowls for adoptable animals

Published 3:04 pm Monday, November 26, 2018

The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island invites the community to help out the Outer Banks SPCA and get free admission to the aquarium during the Santa Paws Pet food drive. Between November 26 and January 4, each person bringing in a bag of dry pet food weighing seven pounds or more will get free admission into the aquarium and anyone donating any pet food or other supplies will be entered for a chance to win one of two paintings created by resident artist Molly the river otter. Other items needed to assist animals at the Outer Banks SPCA include: sheets, blankets, towels, peroxide, cotton balls, dog and cat toys, flea bath shampoo, puppy and kitten formula, collars, leashes and more.

All food and items collected during Santa Paws will benefit the adoptable animals at the Outer Banks SPCA. Last year, with generous support from visitors and neighbors, NCARI was able to transport more than 2,660 pounds of pet food and other supplies to help animals waiting to find their forever homes.

Make a donation to the Santa Paws Pet Supply Drive at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island and help brighten the holidays for local animals in need.

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The NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is dedicated to the mission of “Inspiring appreciation and conservation of North Carolina’s aquatic environments.” The aquarium is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information, visit


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