Charity in Urgent Appeal to Owners to Keep Pets Warm This Winter

Jan 7th, 2009 | By admin | Category: Dog Advice

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home renews urgent appeal to keep animals warm over winter months

Due to the current freezing temperatures, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is renewing an appeal made last year for funds to buy specialist Vetbed material to keep the animals in the Home warm over winter months. The world famous Home is urgently re-launching this appeal, as the cold weather grips the Capital, so that every dog and cat has access to a cosy, comfortable bed. The Home is urging its generous supporters to call to donate to this appeal on 0870 890 0000.

Felicity Brotherton, Kennel Supervisor at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home said,

“During these very cold nights, blankets are not as warm or as durable as Vetbed material. Dogs can rip up and chew traditional blankets while the Vetbed is designed and tested for toughness for use with animals.”

“Vetbed also has environmental benefits. Here at the Home, we currently use over 1,000 blankets a day and maintaining a constant clean supply is a huge task. The material is designed so as not to allow fluid to penetrate the fibres, so it does not need to be washed on as high a temperature.”

Fiona Healey-Hutchinson, Director of Fundraising at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, said;

“We are so grateful to all the generous people who have contributed to this appeal so far, but we still need to raise more funds to buy enough material for every animal in the Home to have a Vetbed. Just £5 will buy enough Vetbed material to keep five animals warm and comfortable for the duration of their stay with us, and each piece of material will last for the whole year. Any contribution will make a huge difference to the dogs and cats in our care.”

To make a donation, please call the Home’s Fundraising team on 0870 890 0000 or send in a cheque, made payable to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and marked “Vetbed appeal,” to the Fundraising Department, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, 4 Battersea Park Road, London SW8 4AA.