Now more than ever, you are needed to donate your old blankets, towels, and sheets to your local animal shelter. With financial cut-backs, repairs on shelters are often put off, so if it's drafty, the animals suffer. I know my shelter uses rags to stuff under doors. No kidding! Empty out those closets... this is your chance to get rid of stuff and do something useful!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Blanket Drive for Yonkers Animal Shelter -- Don't Forget!...

Got this from Leslie at the Yonkers Animal Shelter. Please do what you can to help.

This is the time of the year that we reach out to the community for blankets and other warm bedding (including towels) to help keep the dogs warm during the cold weather. There are approximately 100 dogs here, and many are bully breeds who have short hair and get cold quite easily, so we go through a lot of blankets and can never have too many. Dog sweaters and coats are also appreciated.

These dogs, who have so little, depend on your kindness and generosity. Thanks from all of us.

All donations can be left at the Yonkers shelter, 120 Fullerton Ave, weekdays from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and weekends from noon to 3:30 p.m.

Any questions? Call Leslie at 201-981-3215 or e-mail

A special thank you to ROGER, Volunteer at the shelter (a does-it-all kind of person) for the truckload of blankets brought our way on Friday. They'll go fast, but hey, those dogs will be glad for something soft to sit on!