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Woman collects ink cartridges for Humane Society

September 05, 2009

The Humane Society of Washington County recently received a generous donation from employees of the Food and Drug Administration that consisted of a much-used office item.

Patty Littleton of Boonsboro arrived at the shelter Aug. 13 with a supply of empty ink cartridges for recycling that nearly reached the shelter's ceiling. Staffers watched in amazement as they were wheeled through the shelter.

Patty, a management officer at the Food and Drug Administration in Rockville, Md., had been overseeing the collection of ink cartridges for about a year. She initially only asked the secretaries for help, but ended up having about 30 employees in the office participate in the collection.

"I wasn't quite sure where to donate them at first," Patty said. "But then I went to the Flealess Market at the Humane Society in May and learned about their recycling campaign so I decided that's where they should go."

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Patty is also an animal lover with three dogs of her own.

Patty was excited with the amount of cartridges she was able to collect. "I couldn't fit them all in my car," she said. She hopes to continue with the collection to help the shelter and other nonprofit organizations.

The shelter also collects cell phones and aluminum cans for recycling. More information about the program can be found at www.hswcmd.org or by calling Brian Filon at 301-733-2060, ext. 215.

The Humane Society is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown.

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