Dogs are man’s best friends. Cat lovers can say whatever they want but no other animal companions are as loyal and affectionate as dogs. Whenever you need someone to cuddle with on chilly days, they’ll be more than willing to be your cuddle buddy. Dogs love to get hugged because this is one way for them to feel the love of their humans. Moreover, cuddling can keep them warm particularly during cold weather. Dogs in shelters and rescue centers do not have the same luxury as dogs living in homes. Due to overcrowding and lack of supplies, animal shelters cannot provide sufficient beds and comfortable blankets to all animal residents. And most rescue dogs have no choice but to suffer the bitterly cold winter nights. But one woman will change the life of more than 450 shelter dogs by donating knitted blankets and coats to an animal shelter.
The 89-year-old Maisie Green from the UK loves two things – knitting and dogs. Two years ago, the British animal welfare charity Dogs Trust announced its Hope Project Christmas Hampers on their Facebook page. As a preparation for the cold winter season, the organization asked people to donate knitted coats for the rescue dogs. Upon reading the post, Green immediately knew what to do.
Since then, the kind-hearted woman has been knitting blankets and coats for shelter dogs. It takes her three days to knit a blanket while a dog coat would take her one day to finish. Green has been consistently donating knitted blankets and coats to Dogs Trust thrice a year for 3 years now. She has created more than 450 knitted blankets so far. And there’s no stopping her from doing what she loves and helping the animals she loves the most.
“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 center in some way,” she said.
As you can see from these photos, you can tell how cozy and happy these doggies are on their knitted blankets and coats. And hopefully, they can find loving owners who can also give them a warm hug.
Here’s what people had to say about Maisie Green’s good deed:
Maisie Green proves that age is not a hindrance in making good deeds. As a matter of fact, a 12-year-old boy was also able to help shelter cats and dogs find home by making stylish bow ties for them. Young and old, anyone can lend a hand and show care to our animal companions.