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Battersea on the look out for knitters to make blankets

Thursday, 8th March 2012

Battersea Dogs & Cats home is looking for animal lovers to knit special blankets for dogs going into foster care.

The charity is hoping to have enough blankets to go into special doggy bags, which also contain dog food, bedding and pet toys. They are for animals that need to go into foster care because they are recovering from an operation or illness or are stressed by kennel life.

These blankets have been designed by Lauren O'Farrell especially for the charity. She said: "Most people had a special toy or blanket when they were young, which they loved to bits. The plan is to make blankets which Battersea’s foster dogs can love just as much.

"It will be a woolly treat to put in their doggy bags, and they can take their blanket to their new home."

She added that this will help the dog settle into its new home as it will smell familiar and will be a comfort to them in a new place.

Carly Whyborn, volunteer manager at Battersea, said that she believes the blankets will prove popular with both foster carers and dogs, so would be grateful to any knitters who can spare their time to make them.