The Leatherstocking Veterinary Group will collect donations throughout July to be distributed to local animal shelters through its “Stuff the Shelters” campaign.

The donation drive is themed “Christmas in July.” It will benefit animals at the Chenango SPCA in Norwich, Super Heroes in Ripped Jeans in Oneonta, the Susquehanna SPCA in Hartwick, Stevens-Swan Humane Society in Utica and Spring Farm CARES Animal and Nature Sanctuary in Clinton.

The shelters are seeking donations of dry and canned pet food and treats, such as Purina Pro Plan, Hill’s and Fancy Feast; towels and blankets; cat litter and litter boxes; puppy and kitten formula and nursing bottles; collars, leashes and harnesses; grooming supplies pet toys and non-edible dog toys, such as Nylabone and Kong; cat scratching pads, posts and trees; dog and cat beds; crates and carriers; food bowls and livestock water buckets; flea and tick treatment, such as Revolution, Advantix and Frontline; paper towels, mops, brooms, sponges and other cleaning supplies; hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes; rubber and latex gloves; laundry detergent and bleach; copy paper, pens, pencils, sticky notes, staples, permanent and dry-erase markers; heavy-duty garbage bags and gallon plastic bags.

Donations may be dropped off at the following locations:

• Leatherstocking Veterinary Services at 117 County Highway 17 in New Berlin. Call 607-847-9990 or email

• New Berlin Veterinary Clinic at 5094 State Highway 8 in New Berlin, Call 607-847-6118 or email

• Pittsfield Veterinary Clinic at 1033 State Highway 80 in Edmeston. Call 607-965-8991 or email

• Heritage Veterinary Clinic at 4 Heritage Drive in Cooperstown, Call 607-547-8488 or email

For more information, call 607-226-6411 or visit