Volunteers build cold-weather dog houses for winter shelter

OKEMOS, Mich (WLNS) – As we dip into colder temperatures it’s not only dangerous for us humans but also for dogs that don’t have a warm place to call home.

A major home improvement store teamed up with a local animal shelter to make sure no dog goes cold this winter.

This year the Home Depot Foundation generously gave $3,000 in building supplies to build dog houses.

This morning volunteers gathered outside the Okemos Home Depot to put the tiny homes together.

For some the brisk temps and snow flurries helped them realize how helpful these doggie homes will be.

“If you look at today, it was literally snowing when we started and if you think about it that’s what the animals are gonna go through this winter so we’re out here freezing our butts off for one day but unfortunatly some of them are out there the whole winter,” said Home Depot employee and volunteer Kate Hanna. “So this will help them be a little more comfortable that whole time.”

A total of 20 dog houses were built today and will be delivered to the Ingham County Animal Control Shelter in Mason.

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