Helping animal shelters can be done in many ways. Luckily, there are many extraordinary people out there who own hearts of gold and would do everything to help these poor animals in need.
Some of them volunteer to save stray animals, some prefer funding those rescue groups, some volunteer to walk the animals, take good care of them, feed them, bathe them, cuddle them and so on.
All in all, there are many ways a person can help stray animals. However, there are some people who love putting that extra effort. These are individuals who have nothing but pure love in their hearts. Individuals who like I said, would do everything to help these poor animals and provide them with the love that they desperately crave.
Maisie Green is just one of them. She is an 89-year old woman who has managed to knit more than 400 blankets and cozy sweaters for all the stray puppies that have been saved from the streets and brought to Dogs Trust Basildon shelter.
I love knitting and I love dogs, so this combines both wonderfully,” Maisie said.
“It takes me three days to knit a blanket and one day to knit a doggy coat.”
This incredible and generous old lady has so much love to give that she devotes her time on knitting and sewing special little blankies and sweaters so the animals at the local shelters stay warm and dry. She donates her creations three times a year. And she is not alone. Her family is always there to drive her and help her unload the packages.
But what’s even more heartwarming is the fact that the dogs love her gifts. Below is a photo of Daniel the Spaniel, one of the many dogs who were blessed to be gifted with a warm, fuzzy outfit for the cold winter days ahead of us.
It seems like he’s all cozied up and ready for a nap.
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“It keeps me busy and often I like to knit whilst watching television,” Maisie said.
“I’m delighted to be helping the four-legged residents at the centre in some way.”
Dogs Trust Basildon shelter is one of the largest dog welfare charity and cares for more than 15,000 dogs each year. Their network has expanded a lot over the years. Right now they have 20 rehoming centres in the UK and Ireland.
So, what more can I say? My heart is full. All I know is that if we had more people like Maisie and much more caring and responsible shelters like Dog Trust, this planet would have been a much more beautiful place to live in.