Blankets needed for cold pooches in Porirua
Blankets needed for cold pooches
Council has sent out a call to residents asking for old
blankets, towels or sheets that they no longer want. The
Council's supply for keeping the dogs at the pound warm is
running low and they're looking for clean, used bedding or
towels to replenish their stocks. People can drop them off
during working hours, at the Animal Control Centre at the
Council's Works Depot in Prosser Street, Elsdon, or at the
Council's Administration Building in Cobham Court. Or if
people can't drop them off but live in Porirua City, they
can ring the Council on 237 5089 and someone from Animal
Control can pick them up. On behalf of the dogs - Woof!
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