There are thousands of dogs in shelters waiting to be adopted. And while they wait to get the home they deserve, they depend on shelter employees and volunteers to care for them and keep them company. It’s the most satisfying job a dog lover can do, and they do their best to provide love and care.
However, there is one old woman in particular who stands out among these volunteers. Her name is Maisie Green, she is 89 years old and lives in the UK. She has been knitting over 450 blankets to help the dogs in the shelter stay warm during the cold nights in the kennels.
A couple of years ago, a dog shelter in England called the Dogs Trust proposed an initiative, inviting people to knit dog coats.
“Are you good with needles or crocheting? We are looking for skilled people to contribute dog coats to our Christmas project,” the shelter wrote on its Facebook page.
This initiative has helped homeless people with dogs keep their pets warm during the cold winter.
Green loved the idea of helping animals by knitting, as she likes to knit and is very good at it, so why not use it to help those in need?
“I love to knit and I love dogs, so this combines beautifully. It takes me 3 days to knit a blanket and one day to make a dog coat. It keeps me busy, and I often knit while watching TV. I love being able to help the furry ones in the shelter in some way,” said Mrs. Green.