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Wrap a rescue dog in love by donating blankets to Battersea this Christmas

Would you like to bring some warmth into the life of a Battersea Dogs & Cats Home dog this Christmas?

As winter takes hold of the UK, sending temperatures plummeting, the charity is appealing for the public to donate blankets (new or second-hand) to keep their residents cosy this Christmas. Battersea is currently short of bedding, and is urging people to help.

Think of your own dog snoozing comfortably, secure in your home, and imagine how delighted a Battersea dog will be to find comfort and warmth in a donated blanket.

Some of the home’s dogs are very thin – such as one-year-old Jack Russell Terrier cross Choccie – and they in particular will benefit from having snug bedding to take refuge in.

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.”

If you’d like to show your love for the dogs by donating blankets, they can be taken into the Battersea London centre. Donations do need to be blankets, as sheets and towels are too thin to provide adequate warmth, and duvets are too bulky to fit into the charity’s laundry machines.

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