Don’t throw away your pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns as there are some hungry animals that would love them.
Carroll’s Animal Sanctuary and Rescues will gladly accept your pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns providing they are not painted.
Founder Jennifer Nephew says the pumpkins make great treats for the one hundred plus rescue animals that reside at the Animal Sanctuary.
Many of these rescue animals include pigs, goats, sheep, chickens and ducks all of whom love pumpkins.
There are drop off locations in Hanover, Port Elgin and the Collingwood area, dates and times can be found online.
The public can also drop their pumpkins off directly at the Animal Sanctuary located on Mulock Road.
On November 2nd, pumpkins can be dropped off from 10 am till noon at Holistic Health and Harmony in Hanover and in Port Elgin from 10am till 1pm at K Interiors in Port Elgin.
Pumpkins will also be accepted from now until November 8th at 162 High Bluff Lane in Thornbury.
The pumpkins says Nephew make wonderful treats for the rescue animals who will live out the rest of their lives at Carroll’s Animal Sanctuary.
Carroll’s Animal Sanctuary and Rescue has been in operation for two years and provides a sanctuary for animals that are unadoptable due to age, species or special needs.
Nephew says they provide abandoned and unloved animals with a second chance at life.
The sanctuary focusses on senior, special needs and hard to adopt domestic and farm animals.
Carroll’s Animal Sanctuary and Rescue also operates a cat adoption program.