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.”
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
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.
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