It doesn’t seem that long ago we were worried about keeping the dogs cool and now we have to think about how to keep them warm over winter.
The South West of France is all about weather extremes and it seems crazy that not long after installing misting systems, we need to consider more heat lamps.
These lamps are very clever and are programmed to come on automatically as the temperatures plummet. If we say the worst of the winter is 10 weeks long, it only costs about 30 euros per kennel to keep a dog warm!
Sadly, we are seeing more and more older dogs arrive. It’s stressful enough that they find themselves in such an alien environment that the least we can do is keep them as comfortable and cosy as possible. Of course, we make sure that they all have a clean blanket each night. This is a massive task, distributing, collecting and laundering about 100 blankets each day. We have 4 enormous washer dryers that are always on the go!
You may remember that last Winter DRC ran a HOT DOG campaign which paid the majority of the costs of installing heat lamps and running them for the winter too. This year we would love to pay the running costs of existing lamps and install more too.
Its heart-breaking seeing dogs shiver in their kennels, but knowing that they have a little bit of heat makes it a little more bearable.
If you would like to contribute and help us keep our dogs warm, then you can do so by :-
- Donate via paypal. The address is firstname.lastname@example.org
- Donate using a CB by clicking the dONATE button http://dogrescuecarcassonne.co.uk/
- Donate in cash
- Donate via cheque ( ScPA Carcassonne)
It’s absolutely heartbreaking to see dogs shivering in their kennels and every euro donated makes their life just a little bit easier!