Broward Shelters Need Blankets to Keep Animals Warm on Cold Nights

Donations can be brought to the main Fort Lauderdale shelter at 1870 SW 39th St. or to the Pompano Beach location at 3100 NW 19th Terrace.

By Sasha Luque
|  Friday, Nov 9, 2012  |  Updated 4:07 PM EDT
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The recent drop in temperature is causing major concerns for local animal shelters.

Adoption centers in Broward are asking residents to donate blankets and covers to help keep the animals warm during the chilly nights.

The Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach location both keep their dogs and cats in outside cages and workers rely on the covers to warm up the animals.

Karen Koenig, Broward County Animal Shelter’s administrator, said they are looking to receive children's blankets, fluffy towels, and pet sweaters.

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“When we get ready to close for the night we want to make sure that every animal in our care has a nice warm blanket that they can snuggle up to and stay good and warm when these temperatures start to drop,” said Koenig.

The blankets will also be used to help care for puppies and kittens, who may need something to keep them extra warm.

Donations can be brought to the main Fort Lauderdale shelter at 1870 SW 39th St. or to the Pompano Beach location at 3100 NW 19th Terrace.

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