Local Animal Shelters Looking for Blankets to Keep Dogs Warm

SAVANNAH, GA--You want to make sure your pets are warm during these chilly nights. How about having a shelter full?

The Chatham County Animal Shelter is overcrowded, but a downtown business is trying to help find them homes and keep them warm.

Today and Saturday, the Paris Market on Broughton Street is a donation point for blankets, towels, leashes, food and pet supplies. They are giving a portion of their sales to Chatham County Animal Control. The store is also bringing in animals so people can adopt them on the spot, helping to raise awareness about the shelter and find them good homes during these cold times.

"We had our first batch this morning and adopted out two kittens," manager Matt Woods told WTOC. "We also have T-shirts and cookies and all kinds of stuff available."

The fundraiser and adoption program runs today and tomorrow at Paris Market until 6:30pm each night. Adoption vouchers are $45.

Meanwhile, the Humane Society on Sallie Mood Drive is looking for blankets to keep dogs warm as we head into these cold nights. You can drop off blankets at their front office.

Right now, they have too many dogs and not enough blankets to protect them from the chilly temperatures.

They don't have to be new--used is fine, clean recommended--but organizers say all donations will be happily accepted.

Reported by: Don Logana, dlogana@wtoc.com