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Successful blanket collection drive for Humane Society wraps up

October 31, 2007

A blanket collection drive initiated by Cheryl Phillips of Cascade was a success, resulting in a small truckload of blankets for the animals at the Humane Society of Washington County.

The collection took place on two consecutive weekends, from Oct. 13 through Oct. 21.

"I am so happy to have been able to help," said Phillips, adding "I must admit I was a bit worried I wouldn't do well, but at the last minute, a wonderful man drove up with a huge number of blankets that he and his wife donated. What a great feeling that was."

The Humane Society of Washington County put out a plea for blanket donations after an outbreak of parvovirus resulted in a large number of blankets being destroyed in an effort to eliminate cross-contamination. The outbreak has passed, and now, thanks to the efforts of Phillips and a number of individuals in the community who anonymously donated blankets, the supply at the Humane Society has been replenished.

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"Ms. Phillips and many others have been so generous that now we feel we have a good supply of blankets for the animals," said animal care supervisor Holly Brong. "We can always use more, but for now we are able to ensure all that need a blanket will have one."

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