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Richard Claycomb, a man in Northwest Missouri knows how difficult it can be for animals to survive the winter months. That’s why he’s been working for 13 years to help animals outside that need help or even families who need help.

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Claycomb first started helping animals when his wife saw a dog freezing. He did his first drop-off and put hay in the doghouse to help keep him warm.

“Then people just started knowing that I was doing this and helping the dogs out. And then the cats become involved. We started putting these cat houses out 13 years ago, and a lot of people know that I do this now,” Claycomb told News-Press NOW.

Claycomb brings food and shelter items for cats and dogs during his drop-offs. He brings doghouses, stuff to fill doghouses with, and food for animals in need. He does say that he couldn’t do it without the Support of the community and their donations.

“If it wasn’t for the people donating this stuff, I couldn’t do it,” Claycomb told News-Press NOW. “The Styrofoam boxes, as long as they are 11-by-14, I can use them. Or any doghouses, as long as they’re light I can pick them up. If we can help anybody out there, that’s what we want. I need people to Donate these Styrofoam boxes to me, and if they can do that, I can get them out and I can help a lot.”

He says that he delivers over 100 boxes for animals annually, mostly during the winter months, and he has already started this year.

If you’re interested in receiving items or donating to Claybomb and his mission, check out his Facebook page.

Winter is a pretty big deal for our wildlife friends. The temperatures drop so rapidly that the littlest creatures must struggle to keep warm, and the bigger ones must find enough food to get through the night. Fresh water for drinking and bathing freezes over, grasses die off, and other sources of food either get buried by huge blankets of snow or freeze solid. Insects hibernate or die off, and as a result, many animals struggle to find enough sustenance to stay alive. Check out these 5 Ways to Help Wild Animals Survive the Winter Time!




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