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Local animal shelter helps Kamloops man keep his dog warm

Angels Animal Rescue posted this picture of Rowdy on its Facebook page after he was equipped with a winter jacket and booties.
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January 09, 2017 - 1:00 PM

KAMLOOPS - A Kamloops man has a way to keep his dog warm after a Merritt animal rescue helped equip the canine for the cold and snowy weather.

Angel's Animal Rescue posted on its Facebook page yesterday, Jan. 8, that a Kamloops man had been seen carrying his pup over his shoulders to prevent the dog's paw pads from getting cold.

He also had a blanket over the dog to try and keep him warm.

"Angels Animal Rescue caught up with him at the Kamloops New Life Mission... to give his dog, Rowdy, an insulated winter coat and booties," the shelter said in its post. The shelter also thanked Mae and Chris Covernton for donating the items. 

Meanwhile, New Life Community in Kamloops has made an emergency appeal for donations during the city's cold snap.

"Costs are at an all time high and we're in a pinch for donations," the emergency weather shelter and kitchen says in a media release. "If you can help us at this time of great need, we need you."

New Life is asking for warm clothes donations including jackets, gloves, hats and socks. They can be dropped off at 181 West Victoria Street.

The organization is also asking for food donations in order to save them money to pay for things like heat and electricity. New Life says coffee, coffee whitener, frozen turkeys, frozen roasts, or frozen hamburgers will be accepted.

According to the release, New Life also needs cash donations now more than ever.

You can contact them at info@newlifekamloops.ca or by calling 250-372-9898.

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