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Print newspapers may be going the way of the dodo. Pretty soon, we're all going to be reading blogs to get our news. Yuck, right? Until that dreadful day, we're stuck with stacks and stacks of out-of-date newspapers.

I was recently at my grandparents house, going through the attic, and I found piles of old newspapers. That had headlines like "Dewey Defeats Truman." (Whatever that was about.) And there was another one with a picture of a guy named Neil goofing around on the moon. Did they have something like the Onion in the olden days? I mean, a guy named Neil on the moon? Seriously. Hard to believe.

Anyway, I had to find a way to get rid of those newspapers and fast. I thought about just recycling them, but I wanted to find a reuse for newspapers. Turns out, you can donate them to several animal-based organizations. They use the old newspapers to line the cages for sanitary reasons. Here are some organizations looking for a newspaper or two.

The Humane Society

Your local humane society is in constant need of newspaper. Give them a ring and find out how to donate.


The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is also interested in newspapers in order to help strays.

Wildlife Rehabilitators

Find a sick bird? Did you call your local wildlife rehab center? Those folks are also looking for donations of old newspapers.

Reuse a newspaper and help out a pet. Not a bad deal.