Community steps up to help animal shelter without heat

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by KTVB

NWCN.com

Posted on January 22, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 4 at 2:05 PM

BOISE -- The Canyon County Animal Shelter has received more than enough blanket donations to keep animals warm until the shelter's heating system is fixed.

Now, more folks are stepping up to help.

The shelter's boiler gave out last week, making for freezing temperatures in the dog kennels.

What's worse, the replacement part for the boiler is on back order for three weeks.

Piles upon piles of blankets have now been donated.

On Tuesday, a good Samaritan donated a diesel generator to keep the pups cozy and warm.

"I am just very grateful for everything that everyone has done and I want to thank them all. We have wonderful volunteers that are staying here throughout the night to make sure that nothing happens," said Kennel Manager Christine Flinchum.

Shelter workers sent out a plea for blankets on Facebook, and people responded sending in hundreds.

Shelter staff say their boiler has suffered from problems all winter long.

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