Following the Met Office's warning that severe weather is on its way to Britain, Dogs' Trust Manchester has issued a plea for more donations of blankets in order to protect the dogs at the facility against the low temperatures.
As temperatures are soon due to drop to freezing or below, the dogs' home has asked for people to drop in more blankets, towels and coats so as to provide the dogs with greater levels of comfort, according to the Manchester Evening Post.
All of the dogs at the facility are all awaiting adoption, but risk being affected by the cold January weather that is on its way. Manchester is expecting cold winds and heavy snow following an announcement from the Met Office, which could drastically impact the comfort level of the pooches in care.
On average, there are around 88 dogs at the Dogs' Trust Manchester facility at any one time, all of whom require items to stay warm. This include pillows, duvets, cushions, beds and coats, with some dogs requiring greater levels of care.
Dawn Bishop, rehoming centre manager, told the news provider: “At this time of year the dogs love nothing more than getting all snuggly when they are in their kennels, so do think of us if you are having a spring clean.
"As you can imagine we get through a lot of bedding and towels daily.
“As we have dogs of all shapes and sizes and of all ages, a variety would be ideal - the fluffier and warmer the better but I’m afraid we can’t accept feather-filled duvets, pillows or cushions.
"We also really need coats, especially for our older dogs who really feel the cold.”
To make any donations, you can simply take them along to the centre between the hours of 12pm and 7.30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The centre is also open 10am to 4pm at the weekends.
Written by: Hannah Dyball