The effort to collect items needed by animal shelters and rescue groups impacted by Hurricane Sandy has been extended. Below is a list of items that are specifically needed and can be dropped off at H3 Pet Supply, Stratford or Shelton locations:

• Dog and cat food, dry and wet

• Blankets and towels

• Flashlights and batteries

• Gasoline (including 4-5 gallon containers)

• Propane heaters with gas tank

• Propane cooking stoves (please include fuel can)

• Camping stoves (propane is best)

• Human food for the people serving the animals (non-perishable items)

• Paper towels

• Waterproof dog houses

• Tarps

• Plastic dropcoths

• Shower curtains … anything that can keep the weather out until repairs can be made.

• Rope

• Candles

• Lots of bottled water

Donations can be dropped off at either location listed below during normal operating hours:

Stratford location — 475 Hawley Lane, 203-690-1400. Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Shelton location — 350 Bridgeport Ave., 203-929-7575. Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, noon-4 p.m.