Lucky Dog Retreat, 8659 Hillview Drive in Meridian, is heading up the benefit here.
Coordinator Ashley Hill says some dogs die during the cold weather because they're chained outside with no shelter.
The drive is collecting dog houses, dog beds, blankets, hay, food and food bowls to combat this ongoing problem.
"Most people think that dogs can withstand any temperature because they have a fur coat, and it's just not true," said Hill. "Dogs die every winter because they don't have any shelter from the cold. So it's so important that we come together as a communities and provide warmth for these dogs this winter."
Donated items may be brought to: Lucky Dog Retreat, Poplar Springs Animal Hospital, at 4915 Poplar Springs Drive, or Adams Veterinary Clinic, 1720 Highway 39 North.
You may contact Lucky Dog Retreat at 601-681-8759 or Ashley@luckydogretreatmeridian.com.
Information for the Jackson drive:
Chrissy Cheshire, 601-624-2783, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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