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Blankets sought to keep shelter animals snug

October 12, 2007

The quarantine that resulted from a recent parvovirus outbreak at the Humane Society of Washington County is over but the animals are now in need of blankets. To stop possible cross contamination many of the blankets used by the dogs prior to breakout had to be destroyed.

The Humane Society asks the community for donations of blankets. Blankets offer warmth and comfort to the animals during their stay at the shelter.

Blankets are preferred over comforters, which are difficult to wash in large quantities. No electric blankets.

Blankets can be dropped off at the Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. For information, call 301-733-2060, ext. 237.

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