Warm win­ter for dogs

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By TALIA CARLISLE

The an­i­mals at Porirua An­i­mal Con­trol Cen­tre will stay warm this win­ter thanks to a suc­cess­ful dog blan­ket ap­peal.

What started as an in­ter­nal re­quest for blan­kets from coun­cil staff has spread across the area, re­sult­ing in over­flow­ing cup­boards at the Porirua cen­tre.

An­i­mal Con­trol team

leader Mur­ray Chilcott said he was un­able to count the num­ber of blan­kets and tow­els that had been re­ceived since an­i­mal con­trol of­fi­cer So­phie Styles sent out the re­quest.

‘‘There’s more blan­kets than dogs at the mo­ment.

‘‘Each dog gets a blan­ket to keep them a lit­tle bit warmer [dur­ing] the cold win­ter nights,’’ he said.

‘‘We re­ceived over­whelm­ing sup­port and are very, very thank­ful.’’

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