I just wanted to follow up with every one who was kind enough to donate their old bedding to the Merced County Animal Shelter; I received so many donations the shelter was able to pass along some of the items to another shelter in need. The staff at the Merced Shelter were truly grateful, and promised to get the bedding into the kennels that very night. So, from everyone at the shelter (and me!) *thank you* for your donations; they were very much appreciated.
PS - If you're ever looking to adopt please consider doing so from the County of Merced Animal Control Shelter; they have so many beautiful animals that desperately need homes!