Waco Humane Society needs blankets for the winter

POSTED: Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 4:12pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - 11:48am

Hundreds of animals at the Waco Humane Society cling to their blankets, which for some, is their only sense of security while waiting to be adopted.

"A lot of these animals, they don't have the home to go to, to get excited about. But, just the human interaction and giving them a blanket, they get excited," said Executive Director, Don Bland, for the Humane Society of Central Texas.

However, this winter, a shortage of blankets is proving to be a hardship for the shelter.

"Even in a dog house, you want something between you and the floor," said Bland.

Some blankets have been thrown out due to old age, while some animals choose to eat their blankets when temperatures change.

"There's some that are a little destructive, and so we have to replace some blankets," said Bland.

Each day, more than 300 blankets are circulated throughout the kennels.

"As we put 150 down, we take up 150 to get washed."

For these animals, staying warm is crucial in order to stay healthy and maintain good chances for adoption.

"Keeping them warm and cozy is part of the health of the animals, keeping them healthy and keeping them from getting ill," said Bland.

If you would like to donate, just pick up a fleece or some other form of durable blanket and drop it off to the Humane Society.

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This morning(Sunday) I purchased 26 fleece throws for the dogs at the shelter. I also have several rugs and blankets. Please tell me if there is someone available to accept these items. I called the shelter, but only got the recording. Call me 662-6987

My applaud goes to those going out of their way to provide blankets for homeless animals. Hoping that more people will come out to support the animals' need to stay warm and healthy during this unpredictable weather conditions with reusable blankets for all kennels. Where there is willingness to give it adds up. It begins with a gift of one and more goodwill givers to pile up one hundred blankets. Never say a blanket is not good enough. Your gift will make a difference anyhow!

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