Blackwater Regional Library

Operation Santa Paws

Blackwater Regional Library (BRL) will host a donation drive November 22-December 22, 2021 to support our local animal shelters.  Operation Santa Paws began in California and has become an annual event nationwide to support animal shelters across the country. We encourage you to donate, foster, adopt or volunteer at a local animal shelter this holiday season.  Please see the list of needed supplies below:

  • Dog and puppy food
  • Cat and kitten food
  • Toys, treats, collars and leashes
  • Bedding – blankets and towels
  • Animal friendly cleaning supplies

Donations may be dropped off at any BRL location.  Thank you for your support!

Local Animal Shelters:

City of Franklin –

Isle of Wight County – 

Southampton County –

Surry County –

Sussex County –


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