Local Pediatrician Collecting Supplies For Animal Shelter

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PineyWoods Pediatrics is joining forces with the Nacogdoches Animal Shelter and the Humane Society of Nacogdoches County to serve as a collection point for supplies that will be delivered directly to animals in need at the Nacogdoches Animal Shelter.

“Our animal friends are very important to our patients and their families,” said Dr. Amy Huggins of PineyWoods Pediatrics. “We’re proud to offer PineyWoods Pediatrics as a collection site. We support the Nacogdoches Animal Shelter’s efforts to help care for animals and find them permanent homes.”

All proceeds and donations benefit the Nacogdoches Animal Shelter. Please make checks payable to the Humane Society of Nacogdoches County. Donations will be accepted at PineyWoods Pediatrics, 3614 N. University Drive, through November 16.

The top cat items needed include dry food for adults and kittens, canned kitten food (no seafood, please), and flea and tick medicine for adults and kittens. The animal shelter also needs cat litter, toys (nothing with catnip or buttons, please), flea shampoo for kittens, nail clippers for cats and small scratch pads.

The top dog items needed include dry and canned food, flea and tick medicine and medium-large Nylabones. The animal shelter also needs wheat- or grain-free food, Milk Bone biscuits, hypoallergenic treats, Thundershirts and Kong hard rubber toys.

The animal shelter also needs antibacterial hand soap and wipes, H.E. laundry detergent, paper towels, heavy duty contractor bags, waterless pet shampoo, adhesive tape (1”/ 2″), gauze, bandages, alcohol, towels, latex and non-latex disposable gloves, and gift cards to PetSmart, Petsense, Target, Walmart, Sam’s Club and Lowes.

East Texas is home for Dr. Huggins; she grew up in Lufkin. After graduating from Lufkin High School, she attended Texas A&M University for her undergraduate degree. She completed medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center and her residency in Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina where she served as Chief Resident.

In 2006, Dr. Huggins opened her private practice in Nacogdoches. She expanded her services with the grand-opening of PineyWoods Pediatrics, P.A. in 2010. Dr. Huggins is Board Certified in Pediatrics and a member of the Texas Pediatrics Association, Texas Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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