The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department kicked off its Operation Warm Pet Drive in southwest Charlotte on Saturday.
During the colder season, animal care and control collect donations of blankets, jackets and straw to keep pets warm. The department said they saw a large demand for cold-weather items.
“They went really fast, I have more to put out but it seems folks especially out here with their pets in the cold this morning,” said David Shrewsbury from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care and Control, “those jackets and those blankets really they’re just flying out.”
The department also administers free rabies vaccines, microchips and pet supplies on the second Saturday of every month.
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