Shelter & Rescue Group Support
OBOL donates life-saving food and pet supplies to animal shelters and rescue groups across the United States. In other words, we rescue the rescuers.
Shelters are not required to provide comfort items, nor do they have a budget for them. Likewise, rescue groups don't have the resources to provide food, bedding, and comfort items for all the animals in their care. OBOL aims to bridge that gap by donating these crucial supplies.
The result? More lives saved. Research shows that shelter pets who appear in more home-like settings have higher rates of adoption. The food and supplies OBOL donates helps homeless animals find forever homes.
How do blankets help?
Soft comfort items, like blankets, towels, and pet beds, help homeless animals become more adoptable. On a bed, blanket, or towel, shelter animals relax. Their ears perk up, and they become more affectionate. A more home-like setting also makes it easier for prospective owners to imagine their new pet in their home.
Additionally, comfort items keep shelter pets off the ground, insulate them from drafty, cold floors, cushion their joints, and provide each animal its own space.
By donating a blanket, you actually save two lives: One life when an animal is adopted and another life when that vacancy in the shelter makes room for another homeless animal.
How are your donations used?
- Blankets and comforters provide warmth, a sense of safety and security, giving the animals the ability to be comfortable and relaxed
- Animal Control officers wrap blankets around abused or sick stray animals for transportation to shelters
- Comforters are used for sick or injured animals, before and after surgery
- Towels are used in grooming, as bedding, for birthing supplies for puppies and kittens, wiping down kennels and medical equipment
- Toys help pets isolated in cages get through the day
Additional crucial pet supplies include treats, leashes, collars, harnesses, crates, carriers, toys, clothes, cat trees, litter, shampoo, and other items.
OBOL to the Rescue!
On behalf of the San Bernardino City Animal Control, we would like to thank Blankets of Love for the generous donation of blankets, dog beds, horse blankets, leashes, towels, food dishes and treats. We also would like to thank you for the bilingual coloring books to assist the public with proper handling of animals.
We sincerely appreciate your help and hope your generosity will come back to you 100-fold.
Operation Blankets Of Love warms the hearts and bodies of our pets by providing an endless supply of warm blankets – no easy feat when we take in 54,000 dogs and cats annually. It cushions the time spent in our kennels and cages and provides that extra dose of compassion that our pets so deserve while they stay with us. The blankets also tie in a “home” atmosphere gaining our pets a better chance of adoption – and adoptions save lives. OBOL is our angel. Their overwhelming donations always leave us amazed and speechless. We, and our pets, are very fortunate to have such a great benefactor.
-Los Angeles City Animal Services
We have been swamped with dogs, but I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the blankets, towels, toys, and dog houses. As a new rescue, we are scratching by to get needed supplies so we can save more lives everyday.
The doghouses and other supplies make these wonderful babies so happy, how special it is for them to come from an overcrowded shelter with cement floors to a nice clean blanket, toys, and shelter with soft beds.
Thank you for your organization for the love of the animals and the comfort and security you give them on their way to their new loving homes.
-Mommas and babies enjoying new blankets
Heartfelt thanks to OBOL – again. Their very generous donation of 750 lbs. (yep, 25 bags) of dog & cat food, collars, leashes, blankets and towels will benefit the animals in the small rural shelters of Delano, McFarland and Wasco, Kern County.
-Animal Rescue Volunteer
Thank you SO much for donating well over 100 blankets and several bags of high quality kibble. This shelter put up a plea for donated blankets because they were in desperate need of soft bedding for the hundreds of dogs they care for every day.
Thank you so much, OBOL, for everything you do for the shelters, rescues, and the dogs they care for! You are doing amazing work and providing MUCH needed resources, and making rescuers’ jobs that much easier with all the support and donated food and supplies that you offer.
Also, many thanks for donating tons of high quality canned food for my Pit Bull Rescue foster who eats a special diet. I am so very grateful for your generosity!
-Animal Foundation, the county shelter in Las Vegas, NV
Thank you again for helping me keep the homeless pets and horses warm.
-Oak Meadows Ranch, Lake Elsinore
Your donation was very much appreciated and contributed to the comfort and well-being of the animals at our Camp Pendleton Animal Shelter. I wanted to thank you for your generous donation of pet supplies of blankets, pet beds, treats toys, and comforts that make the animal’s stay a little easier. These items assist the staff in interacting with the animals which facilitates bonding with people and prepares the animals for successful adoption.
-Colonel Marano with Service Members & Families, Camp Pendleton Animal Shelter
Thank you, Eileen and Brad, for all the wonderful bedding as well as the food items you gave me Monday. You have no idea how much I appreciate it. Now there will be enough blankets for all the dogs with extra to spare. I love the dog beds and pillows as well. They will come in handy as I bring some of my elderly dogs in at night. The food is a blessing as well and it couldn't be better quality than what it is. Your organization is such a Godsend for us rescuers.
Having OBOL and Ginger come to our school gave us the opportunity to come together (all 600 of us) to hold a collection drive that was meaningful and impactful for our students.Seeing students of different ages coming with a comfort item to donate is an excellent example of social justice in action! The Humane Education Learning Program is just as important as reading , writing , math , and science. I'm grateful for this program to exist so that we can provide a balanced curriculum.
- Teacher, Camino Nuevo Charter, Koreatown, Los Angeles
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