Animal-shelter pets like toys, too

Donation suggestions to help the critters

Some of the most sought-after items for local animal shelters, as well as the nearest zoo, can be found in your child’s playroom.
“Very hard balls or plastic blocks, like those toddler toys that Fisher Price makes, are good for the monkeys and for the birds,” said Mara Rodriguez, an operations instructional technician with America’s Teaching Zoo on the Moorpark College campus.
The zoo, which houses about 90 different species at a time, is always looking for donations that can make animals’ lives...

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