Last Updated on April 5, 2023 by Pets Feed
Maisie Green, an 89-year-old dog-loving grandmother who hand-knitted 450 dog coats and blankets at a shelter
Dog lover Maisie Green, 89, has hand-knitted 450 dog coats and blankets at her local shelter. Dogs Trust, a 127-year-old charity seeking to find dog homes across the UK, posted the news on Instagram.
Maisie Green, 89, lover of local dogs, hand-knitted dog blankets and coats for the Dogs Trust Basildon.
Grandma hand knitted 450 coats and blankets for shelter dogs
Sweet Granny Maisie donates her handmade creations to the center three times a year and asks her family to help take them there. According to the organization, Maisie has been knitting dog sweaters and blankets in downtown Basildon for years.
Over the years, she has knitted around 450 items for the enjoyment of the dogs at the shelter.
I love to knit and I love dogs, so it’s going really well! It takes me three days to knit a blanket and one day to knit a dog coat. It keeps me busy and I often like to knit while watching TV. I am delighted to help the four-legged residents of the center in one way or another.
Lisa Cooper, Relocation Center Manager at Dogs Trust Basildon, added:
Maisie regularly gives her knitting donations and we are so grateful for her support. With the cold of the winter months starting to take hold of us, I know our dogs are very happy to use the items wisely, and they love to feel very comfortable!
Maisie is one of the many volunteers who regularly help the dogs at the shelter. According to the Dogs Trust, its shelters accommodate around 16,000 dogs.
Like many shelters, the Dogs Trust Basildon encourages locals to take care of their animals by donating blankets and sweaters to make the animals more comfortable. It also encourages people to volunteer, giving its canine residents one-on-one time with humans, which can help build confidence.
Images: Facebook / Dogs Trust
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