89-Year-Old Woman Knitted 450 Blankets And Dog Coats For Shelter Puppies
With all the bad news we read on the internet everyday, here’s something to bring back your faith in humanity. Dogs Trust rehoming center in Basildon, England, has recognized the efforts of Maisie Green for knitting and donating approximately 450 blankets and sweaters for the dogs at the shelter over the years.
89-year-old Maisie Green’s favorite hobby is knitting, and she has a deep love for dogs, too, which is why she has been knitting blankets and coats for abandoned and stray dogs at the Dogs Trust shelter. According to a volunteer at the shelter, it takes her three days to knit a blanket and one day to make a coat. She knits while watching TV and then several times a year, Maisie Green and her family visit the shelter to drop off her donations
Dogs Trust has been working for 128 years taking care of stray and abandoned dogs. They run 20 rehoming centers across the UK and one in Ireland, and organize fundraising events and many other activities to make sure all the dogs under their care stay happy and comfortable. According to the Dogs Trust Facebook page, they are the largest dog welfare charity in the United Kingdom. Their mission is to give the best care to all the dogs, bring them back to a healthy condition and then find them a forever home. They don’t support putting down healthy dogs and whenever dogs can’t be rehomed, they take care of them and provide all their needs
Rescue dogs waiting for a forever home at Dogs Trust couldn’t be happier to have these coats and blankets keeping them warm and cozy during cold winter days. In a year, Dogs Trust takes in over 16,000 abandoned dogs. Dogs Trust accepts donations, more volunteers, and some more Maisies who can give warm clothing and love to the dogs in their care.
Maisie’s family chips in and helps her make her donations by driving her to the shelter. She’s made three donations in a year, each time toting dozens of sweaters and cozy blankets for the dogs. Dogs Trust frequently updates their Instagram (@dogstrust) with photos of the various adoptable looking paws-itively adorable in their cozy sweaters or snuggled up nice and warm under a wool blanket.
While they may not have a permanent home just yet, Maisie’s kindness has ensured that the dogs at Dogs Trust feel loved and safe. Would you like to make a difference in the lives of shelter dogs too? It’s easier than you think! Here are a few practical ways you can contribute. Instead of throwing out that frayed bath towel or old bedsheets, pack them up and bring them to your local animal shelter. These can be used as beds for dogs so they don’t sleep on cold concrete floors. Many puppies and kittens also find the softness of a towel or blanket comforting in the absence of their mothers and littermates
Have you rescued a shelter dog before? Tell us how they’ve changed your life in the comments. Your story may inspire someone else to reach out and start helping the pups still waiting for their happy endings! Let us spread awareness on this topic!