The Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in the UK has issued an urgent appeal for bedding and jumpers to keep its residents warm this winter.
The dogs are also being wrapped up in hand knitted sweaters (jumpers) crafted by supporters.
Claire Porteous, Operations Manager at Battersea explains “Here at Battersea our staff and volunteers are doing everything we can to keep our dogs and cats warm as the temperatures drop. We’ll be using thick bedding, knitted blankets and coats to keep the dogs and cats snug, but we are always incredibly grateful for donations of bedding and dog coats at this time of year.”
The Home would be grateful for dog or fleece blankets, warm bedding or fleece dog coats.
Anyone wishing to donate can bring their items to one of Battersea’s three sites in London, Old Windsor or Brands Hatch, or post them to:
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
4 Battersea Park Road
Want to knit for the dogs but don’t know where to start? Try the Big List of Free Dog Knitting Patterns.
Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand