Winter blanket drive for sheltered animals

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The stone cold winter days have befallen upon us. With all the necessities to keep us warm (electric heaters, heated blankets etc.)  now in use, we forget about those that are less fortunate than us, those that are voiceless and rely on us to keep them warm. I am talking about those cute puppies and cuddly cats. They need us to keep them warm and comfortable during the winter days.


Alexandra Haechler (Alex), a 3rd year Graphic Design student at the University of Johannesburg, and Miss Varsity Cup 1st Princess, is organizing a winter blanket drive for sheltered animals – for the cold winter days.

The two main shelters that will receive the donations are: FORA (friends of rescued animals) and Paws R Us, but others are still to be confirmed. Sure, the people working in these shelters are doing the best they can do to help the animals; however, they cannot do everything themselves. With the help of the public, Alex hopes to attain 150 or more blankets to help the animals in need.

You can help by donating a stormy grey blanket, we recommend the ones from Pep. You can get one for only R55. They are the most durable and the best you can get. Cheaper ones may not last long enough, so the ones from Pep will most certainly last till the following winter. You can also help by donating money.

You may contact Alex on her email platform to make any arrangements for the collection of money or blankets, or find out more details. After donating we will send you a receipt and proof that the donation has been successfully transferred to the respectable shelters.


Every animal deserves a warm winter – YOU CAN MAKE THAT HAPPEN.


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