PIERCETON — The Animal Welfare League, 3489 E. CR 100S, Pierceton, is in need of warm blankets to keep animals warm in the coming cold weather.
With severe cold quickly approaching, the AWL sent out a plea on its Facebook page asking viewers to donate large, thick blankets. While most of the facility is heated, the section in the back of the building receives no heat and has drafts due to not being air tight. Heavy blankets would help tremendously in keeping the animals warm.
“They are in an enclosed and insulated area, but we are concerned about the coming severe cold that is forecasted!” exclaimed the shelter’s Facebook page.
Since the post, AWL has received a generous donation from Ferrell Gas who will be lending a large thermostatically controlled heater and delivering a large propane tank to keep it running.
Occupied last, the section is used as overflow from the main building if the shelter sees an influx of animals. Meaning: the area isn’t always full. The more animals adopted out, the less the section is used.
“We were hopeful we would either have the new building completed by now, or that we could do as we managed last year and find homes for more of them [the animals] so that area could be left empty during the cold months. Unfortunately neither of these worked this year,” stated AWL director Darla McCammon.
Currently the AWL is still overpopulated with cats, an issue that began when it took on two separate hoarding situations earlier this year.
“We are planning to get a grant for a big spay/neuter clinic next year for low-income families that may help mitigate the overpopulation problem of cats,” commented McCammon.
The AWL continues to take monetary donations for the construction of new building, and welcomes donations to enrich the lives of the animals living there. Blankets, pillow cases, dry and wet food and toys are always valued.
For more information or questions, please contact the AWL at (574) 267-3008. To see available animals see its website or stop in.