The wonderful Battersea Dogs Home has launched an appeal for blankets for its current residents. WIth the temperature dropping as winter approaches, even our furry friends need a little help to keep warm.

“We do everything we can to keep our dogs warm as it gets colder, including dressing them in doggy jumpers, putting the heating up and giving particularly vulnerable dogs special, padded beds – but nothing helps to combat the winter chills quite like a warm, snuggly blanket.

“So please, donate a blanket to Battersea this Christmas – you’ll make a rescue dog very happy.”

Donations can be brought into the London centre. The  home kindly asks not to bring sheets as they are too thin or duvets as they are too heavy.