The City of El Paso Animal Services shelter is preparing for the colder winter months and needs the community's help to get more blankets for their animals. Earlier this week, we saw temperatures in the borderland drop significantly to freezing temperatures and many El Pasoans grabbed their cobijas and turned on their heaters. El Paso Animal Services shelter is gearing up for the cold weather and is asking for the community's help to gather supplies so they are better equipped for winter weather. The shelter is asking for donations of any new or used blankets, towels, or sheets for the animals to have in their kennels at night. The only item they will not take are comforters since the dogs tend to rip them up and fluff ends up all over the cages. The blankets will give the animals something to cuddle keep warm with at night.

Being surrendered, abandoned, or born on the streets can be hard for any animal. Transitioning to life in a shelter can be hard and something as small as having a blanket inside their cage can help calm them down in a stressful and scary environment. The shelter is also taking any donations of treats, toys, dog and cat food, puppy and kitten food, as well as other items to help them with the animals. These donations can help them focus on getting these animals into loving, forever homes.

To donate to the Animal Service’s shelter, please visit them at 5001 Fred Wilson Avenue, right across from the Fort Bliss Cemetery. The City of El Paso Animal Services Shelter is open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m but call ahead due to COVID-19 restrictions. You can also call them at (915) 212-PAWS or visit their website or Facebook page.

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