The Blankie Appeal which went out on Friends Facebook and which was highlighted by Kara's Auction, a mention in Cardiff City's Match Program, and by everyone who shared the appeal, had a terrific response
CDH has a goodly supply of thick warm bedding for the dogs, but they needed something a little extra, especially through the cold nights, so from the proceeds of her auction, Kara has bought .....
A mahoosive roll of Polar Vet Bed to line the beds
Ancol Thermal Fleece Coats:
The Ancol Polar Fleece Dog Coat offers great thermal protection on those bitterly cold days. Thin and lightweight so as not to weigh your pet down, these coats have been purposely designed as low profile to allow them to be worn under further coats for ultra protection and warmth. Made with Velcro spine fastening, they also have elasticated full chest coverage and leg straps. A warm coat to combat the wintery British weather
8 x Extra Large 2 x Large 7 x Medium 9 x Small
Ancol Faux Fur Gillet Coats:
These have to be seen to be believed! Luxuriously thick faux fur tailored gillet covers the chest and has a velcro spine fastening for ease of getting on and off. These will definitely keep our smaller pooches toastie warm through the cold nights
4 x Medium 5 x Extra Small
Ancol Fleece Lined Stormguard Coats:
New and improved, after examining quality ski wear, the Stormguard design has been inspired by professional outdoor pursuits equipment.
All Weather style Chest Protector with Velcro fastening, elasticated leg straps, Reflective edge tape and lead attachment slit, all contribute towards a great performance based coat. For keeping our dogs warm and protected in their kennels or out on their walkies!
1 x Red Extra Large 8 x Blue Large 1 x Red Large 4 x Red Small
Ancol Moorland Green All Weather Coat:
A water repellant coat that will help your dog to stay dry and warm in the winter months. Comes with reflective edges for night time safety. Great chest protection with a fabric cheat guard to help keep your dog dry and warm.
1 x Small
Ancol Cable Knit Sweaters:
A popular luxurious knitted acrylic coat. Designed for cold weather protection and as an additional layer to other coats, the thick cable knit gives full length coverage, and form fitting leg straps.
3 x Large
Kara has spent £485.36 of her Auction Proceeds, and the staff have asked if she could buy some electric heating pads for the puppy crates with the remainer, so our puppies and poorlies will be as snug as bugs in rugs
Kara on a massively successful auction ;D Thank you so much to everyone who contributed and bid so very generously, and to Conny, Kara's Secretary You did a really magnificent thing for the dogs at CDH
This will make SUCH a difference!! It is absolutely Baltic at CDH at the mo, the dogs will feel like they are in the Bahamas after this! Well done Kara, a fabulous job and well done to your human mum Conny x
You may remember that Libby and Cath ran the 2012 Cardiff Half Marathon in aid of Friends ;D
They raised a fantastic £304 - and we want to share with you how their donation has helped the dogs...
£25.00 went straight into the Kennel Fund
After the recent deep clean at CDH, a lot of leads, collars, beds, etc had to be destroyed as they could not be adequately disinfected, so at the request of CDH and with Libby's agreement, some of the Marathon Money was spent on.....
6 large dog beds 15 Ancol slip leads
We collected up all the Kongs when we helped with the cleaning for 'Inspect and Disinfect', and it's obvious the dogs have really enjoyed their Kongs! Most of them need replacing now, and it's very apparent that the Extreme Kongs, although a bit more expensive, have a much longer 'lifespan' than the classic red Kongs, so we bought a few to replenish our dwindling stock. Kongs form a really important part of our Kennel Enrichment Program.
3 Extreme Kongs, X Large 1 Extreme Kong, Large
The staff speficially asked us whether we could provide the dogs with chews that would keep them occupied whilst they are confined to their kennels. These are perfect, and helped reduce the dogs' anxiety during this really horrible period.
2 boxes (of 20) tripe filled bones 1 broken box of venison filled hoofs 1 box of 10 extra large hide bones 2 boxes of 10 medium hide bones 1 box of of 10 small hide bones
Libby & Cath's shopping spree amounted to £245.62 - and they have asked us to put the balance of the sponsorship money, £33.38, into the Sensory Garden Fund ;D
Congratulations Cath & Libby, thank you so much for doing this our dogs. I know that every penny your sponsor money was hard earned!