THE RSPCA is appealing for donations of blankets and bedding as centres across the state deal with an influx of cats and dogs over the holiday season.
Victoria’s Animal Care manager, Liz Walker, said factors such as New Year’s Eve fireworks and owners going away on holidays have resulted in a large number of animals finding their way into the RSPCA’s care.
“It’s a very busy time of year for us and our supplies are running low,” Ms Walker said.
The donated items will be used to help keep lost pets comfortable until they are reclaimed.
Ms Walker said blankets, bedding and newspapers were useful, but urged the public not to donate pillows or doonas.
Anyone with supplies to donate can leave them at any RSPCA Animal Care Centre in Victoria including: Ballarat, Bendigo, Castlemaine, Epping, Peninsula, Portland, Wangaratta and Warrnambool.
To donate please visit: www.rspcavic.org
Story Source: Herald Sun / RSPCA Victoria
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