The Dogs’ Trust is a charity that does a great deal of good, but the harsh winter weather has not proved to be an easy one for all their re-homing centres. As recently reported in The Andover Advertiser, a re-homing centre in Newton Tony has been compelled to make an urgent appeal for additional bedding.
Despite the international trend of global warming, the traditional fluctuations of the British climate are still very much with us. The very cold weather may have abated for now, but there seems to be no reliable way of predicting what the rest of the winter may hold. Obviously, dogs must to be kept warm in their kennels and bedding can give a dog a feeling of security. Hence plenty of bedding is essential for the effective running of a dog re-homing centre.
Ms Alison Rodger, the manager of the re-homing centre in Newton Tony, stated:
“We are urging everyone to delve in to their blanket boxes and airing cupboards to see if they have any clean blankets or duvets to spare.”
Newton Tony is located close to Tidworth, but the re-homing centre is collaborating with a firm of estate agents in nearby Amesbury. The estate agents, Simon Colligan, are hosting an appeal for wool. They convert donations of wool into dog blankets through the efforts of dog-loving knitters. Moreover, their office at 34 Salisbury Street is a handy location where people can leave unwanted pieces of wool.
The re-homing centre often houses around seventy dogs so the requirement for bedding is clear. The Dogs’ Trust is a wonderful charity that deserves our support all the year round so if you can help, please contact the re-homing centre.
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