Look in your linen closet and you're likely to find torn towels, blankets, and sheets that may wind up in the trash, or as rags. Before you toss the old stuff, you may want to consider donating them to your local animal shelter to help thousands of dogs and cats.
Sadly, many pets that go to shelters and rescues are scared in their new surroundings, and they are forced to sleep on cold cement floors since warm bedding isn't usually in the budget. Shelters can actually go through thousands of blankets and towels each month, and depend on donations to help provide the animals with warmth during the colder months.
You can help. There are locations throughout the Delaware Valley that are currently accepting towels, blankets, and sheets. Click on each location for directions and hours.
Chester County SPCA - West Chester
Main Line Animal Rescue - Chester Springs
Animal Coalition of Delaware County - Newtown Square
Animal Rescue Foundation of Southeastern Pennsylvania (ARF SEPA) - Media
Delaware County SPCA - Media
Pet Adoption and Lifecare Society (PALS) - Broomall
Kitty Cottage Adoption Center - Norristown
SPCA of Montgomery County - Conshohocken
Northeast Animal Rescue - (Located at PetSmart, 11000 Roosevelt Blvd.)