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Wake County Animal Center in need of blankets for dogs

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Pups need blankets to stay warm in winter.

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The Wake County Animal Center is taking to Facebook, and in need of your help to keep their fur babies warm this fall and winter.

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They need towels, and wet cat and dog food, but the big need is for blankets.

The Center needs the blankets to keep their pups off the cold concrete and it's counting on community donations to help meet the need for the fall and winter.

Staff at the Wake County Animal Center goes through plenty of them. They wash each blanket every day, and after hundreds of washes many have with giant holes in them and have to be thrown out as they pose a choking hazard for animals.

The shelter has about 200 animals right now, and it is hoping to collect enough blankets for every animal to at least have one while another is in the wash.

"It can stay pretty cool in this building most of the time, especially when the temperatures drop below freezing," said Cindy Lynch, rescue coordinator. "It does get cold in here. We have staff that have to wear coats and jackets sometimes, inside, so you can imagine our animals here need something to snuggle up with."

On top of warmth, special-needs dogs need the blankets for recovery.

Dogs like Parker, who was hit by a car. Her back leg is healing, and she depends on the cushion of a comforter to keep her weight off it.

If you'd like to help out, you can drop off new and used blankets at the Wake County Animal Center or you can order them online and have them delivered here.

The shelter is at 820 Beacon Lake Drive Raleigh, NC 27610.
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