WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — As temperatures drop, three organizations are teaming up to offer free dog homes to Forsyth County families in need, but they need your help in keeping pets protected from the conditions. 

UNchain Winston, Forsyth Humane Society, and Forsyth County Sheriff's Office have already donated several dog homes to low-income families. They started with around 25 homes, but since we shared this story, UNchain Winston says they now need the public's help to keep up the donations. 

If you would like to donate a new or used-in-good-condition dog home, you can drop it off at Forsyth Humane Society on 5570 Sturmer Park Circle in Winston-Salem, Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can also help UNchain Winston by donating online

If you are in need of a dog home, you can call UNchain Winston at 336-365-8291 to check the availability. Volunteers may even be able to deliver some dog homes if needed.

County ordinances require outdoor dogs have immediate access to a suitable shelter that is wind and rain resistant and structurally sound. UNchain Winston says all the dog homes being offered meet these requirements. 

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