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89-Year-Old Woman Has Knitted 450 Blankets & Sweaters For Shelter Dogs

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89-Year-Old Woman Has Knitted 450 Blankets & Sweaters For Shelter Dogs
Source: Instagram/DogsTrust

Maisie Green, 89, hand knits blankets and dog coats for the Dogs Trust rehoming centre in Basildon, UK.

Maisie Green, 89, hand knits blankets and dog coats for the local Dogs Trust rehoming centre

Ms Green donates her knitted creations to the centre three times a year, and gets her family to help her to take them to the Dogs Trust rehoming centre, Basildon, Essex. Over the years she has knitted an estimated 450 items for the dogs at the centre to enjoy. She told the Basildon Standard: “I love knitting and I love dogs, so this combines both wonderfully. It takes me three days to knit a blanket and one day to knit a doggy coat. It keeps me busy and often I like to knit whilst watching television. I’m delighted to be helping the four-legged residents at the centre in some way.”

“Nifty with needles or handy with a crochet hook? We’re calling all crafty types to contribute home-made dog coats for our Hope Project Christmas hampers,” the shelter wrote on their Facebook page.
“Nifty with needles or handy with a crochet hook? We’re calling all crafty types to contribute home-made dog coats for our Hope Project Christmas hampers,” the shelter wrote on their Facebook page. Source: Facebook / DogsTrust

Calling all knitters to Keep Canines Cosy!

Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity with 20 Rehoming Centres across the UK and Ireland. They care for over 16,000 stray, unwanted and abandoned dogs each year. 

If you’re nifty with needles of handy with a crochet hook, DogsTrust are calling out for crafty types to contribute home-made dog coats for their Hope Project Hampers. Info and patterns here.

Non-knitters can also contribute by buying toys and treat stockings for homeless dogs from www.whatidlove.co.uk (list 99188) 

Since 1994, they’ve been working to help dog owners who are homeless or living in temporary accommodation gain access to free and subsidised veterinary treatment for their best friends.

Please visit their website for more information about the Hope Project 

Source: Facebook / DogsTrust
After all, she loves knitting and she’s very good at it so why not share this amazing skill with those in need?
The idea of helping animals by knitting was very appealing to Mabel Green, 89 After all, she loves knitting and she’s very good at it so why not share this amazing skill with those in need? Source: BoredPanda
She donates blankets and coats three times a year and each time with the help of her family, she brings in more than a dozen handmade goods for the pups.
Green has been doing the good deed for 3 years She donates blankets and coats three times a year and each time with the help of her family, she brings in more than a dozen handmade goods for the pups. Source: BoredPanda
Mabel, or “Maisy”, is one of the many volunteers who regularly help the shelter, which is the biggest dog welfare charity in the United Kingdom.
Dogs Trust Basildon shelter will never put a healthy dog to sleep Mabel, or “Maisy”, is one of the many volunteers who regularly help the shelter, which is the biggest dog welfare charity in the United Kingdom. Source: BoredPanda
Daniel the Spaniel models his jacket and blanket Source: Facebook/DogsTrust

Dogs Trust has a non-destruction policy, and will never put a healthy dog to sleep

Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity. Through its network of 20 Rehoming Centres across the UK (and now one in Ireland) the charity cares for over 16,000 stray, unwanted and abandoned dogs each year.  Dogs Trust has a non-destruction policy, and will never put a healthy dog to sleep.

Dogs Trust is working towards the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction.

Dogs Trust also offers neutering, microchipping and education programmes.

More info: Instagram| Facebook| dogstrust.org.uk 

Over the years Maisy has knitted an estimated 450 items for the dogs at the centre to enjoy while they wait to be rehomed.
A resident sleeps soundly on one of Maisy’s blankets, free from the threat of destruction Over the years Maisy has knitted an estimated 450 items for the dogs at the centre to enjoy while they wait to be rehomed. Source: BoredPanda
89-Year-Old Dog-Lover Knitted 450 Coats And Blankets For Shelter Pups We all want the world to be a better place, but we don’t always go out of our way to do something about it. Sometimes we feel we are too busy, that our efforts won’t really make a difference, or we simply don’t know where to start. But contributing to a better world is often easier than we make it out to be. One 89-year-old woman found a way to use a simple hobby to make a significant difference for shelter pups in need. ~ TruDog Source: YouTube/TruDog

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