Donate your old blankets to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is calling on the public to help keep the shelter’s rescue dogs warm as the cold weather descends on London.
The world-renowned charity currently doesn’t have enough bedding for all their dogs this winter and is asking its supporters for urgent donations of new or second-hand blankets.
The Home’s skinnier dogs, like one-year-old Jack Russell Terrier cross Choccie, will particularly benefit from these Christmas gifts.
Battersea’s Centre Manager Robert Young said, “Our skinnier dogs, such as Choccie, and the thinner breeds like our Greyhounds and Lurchers, really feel the cold over winter. We do everything we can to keep our dogs warm as it gets colder, including dressing them in doggy jumpers, putting the heating up and giving particularly vulnerable dogs special, padded beds - but nothing helps to combat the winter chills quite like a warm, snuggly blanket. So please, donate a blanket to Battersea this Christmas - you’ll make a rescue dog very happy.”
Blanket donations can be brought into Battersea’s London centre. The Home kindly asks the public not to donate sheets or towels, which are too thin to keep the dogs warm over winter, or duvets which are too bulky to be washed in the charity’s laundry facilities.
December 20, 2016