Thursday, December 18, 2008

Blankies Needed

Hey, I know that you all do your best and not everyone is dumb enough I mean, um, four-leggedly minded as to have foster dogs, but there are lots of ways you can help out that don't involve opening your home. One great way here in Austin is to donate your old blankets and towels to the Town Lake Animal Shelter on Cesar Chavez. Rescue Coordinator Kathryn Sharp puts it better than I do:

We certainly have had some very cold nights over the last week or so. And more on the way. Keeping up with the enormous amount of laundry for the many many dogs and cats at TLAC during these cold events is a huge endeavor. We need your help to keep the animals comfy and warm. What would help us help the animals most? Blankets, blankets, blankets, and big fluffy towels too!Specifically warm comfy blankets the dogs can burrow into for warmth, but that can still fit into our washer.

Comfy blankets that can be cut down to fit into our washer are great, too . Most comforters and bedspreads don't survive the cutting down process due to being filled with other substances (down, cotton, etc). But having a few of those for the big dogs and moms with litters is still very much appreciated!The next blast of cold weather is scheduled to hit by Saturday night or Sunday-we could sure use some blankies before then in order to get them sorted and ready.

We accept donations at any time of the day or night - bring them to the shelter, we have large donation bins in front of the lost and found office and also in the Davenport building.


So, if any of you are still holding on to that old Mutant Ninja Turtles sleeping bag, you know where to take it.

1 comment:

Jenny said...

Thanks for the post. I have a bag by my front door that I've been meaning to take to Goodwill. I'll bring it by the shelter instead!