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Dogs, Cats At Broward Shelters Begging For Blankets

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BROWARD (CBSMiami) – Help keep dogs and cats warm at Broward County animal shelters.

Both shelters hold dogs and cats in outside cages and are running short on blankets and towels to help keep them warm, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Blankets, towels and pet sweaters are being accepted at the Fort Lauderdale Adoption Center at 1870 SW 39th St. and the Pompano Beach Adoption Center at 3100 NW 19th Terrace.

Both shelters are open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Fort Lauderdale shelter is open Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Shelter workers are asking people to drop off supplies only during those hours, because there is no place to leave them outside.

“It’s cool and some of the little dogs get chilled,” said Lisa Mendheim, spokeswoman for Broward Animal Care and Adoption. “We’d like to stock up on blankets so we have plenty to use throughout the winter season.”

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel contributed material for this report.

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