Local animal lovers are being asked to help homeless dogs and cats this winter by donating old blankets and towels to the Eltham Veterinary Practice’s annual blanket drive.
Vet Steve Pryor said a staff member first had the idea of a blanket drive a couple of years ago because they wanted to help lost and homeless animals.
“A lot of our staff, as you can imagine, are very committed to looking after sheltered dogs and finding homes for dogs that are surrendered, or lost” he said. “Blankets can be old and we can wash them if they are not super clean. The societies are always really rapt to get them.”
We will donate the blankets as they come to the Cat Protection Society, The Lost Dogs’ Home and the R.S.P.C.A. Director of the Cat Protection Society, Dr Carole Webb said they were grateful for the blanket drive.
“The real winners here are our lovely moggies, who get nice, warm blankets to snuggle into during these colder months,” Dr Webb said. The Lost Dogs’ Home noted “It gives staff at the home enormous pleasure to be able to make up lovely, cosy beds for our animals to sleep in.”
We have already had a huge response from very generous clients and well wishers in the area, so much so that we are having to store some of the blankets in another building! But the more the merrier, your blankets and towels are the most tangible of gifts, and they are sure to be lovingly drooled on and snuggled in — and perhaps occasionally chewed on — by their grateful recipients.