Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Blankets Donated to Keep Shelter Animals Warm

About 100 warm, fuzzy blankets were donated to the Sallisaw Animal Shelter on Wednesday. Carol Wood of Sallisaw collects and delivers the donations. Assisting Wood, on the right, are, from the left, Josie Lockhart, and Noah and Eli Riggs, Wood’s grandsons.

Carol Wood of Sallisaw, with her helper grandsons Noah, age 4, and Eli Riggs, age 7, and a friend, Josie Lockhart, delivered about 100 blankets to the Sallisaw Animal Shelter on Wednesday morning.

Wood said helping the homeless animals is a good lesson for her grandsons, who also enjoy playing with the dogs and puppies at the shelter.

Wood began donating to the shelter several years ago, and said every time she thanked donors on Facebook, she got more donations.

These donations came from Becky Randolph, Lou Ann Monroe, Sue Brooks, Don and Ryan Morgan, Jordan and Eric Riggs, Lacosta Oberste, Denise Kostka, Stephanie McClure, Ernie and Judy Martens, Sue Burton, Peggy Lawless, Rajena Gilliam, Armstrong Bank and Randy and Carol Wood.

Ro Poindexter, who leads the Guardian Angel volunteers at the shelter, said the blankets are just the right size to fit the shelter’s Kuranda beds, which allow the dogs to curl up off hard and cold floors. She said the Kuranda beds were also donated to the shelter when the new building was completed.

Noah and Eli were playing with two nine-week old Chow mix puppies at the shelter. Randy Freeman, Sallisaw’s animal control officer, said the puppies are just right to be adopted for Christmas.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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