At Dogs Trust Basildon, volunteers come in all shapes and sizes, but 89-year-old Maisie Green has found a unique way to help furry friends in need. Using her passion for knitting, Maisie has created approximately 450 cozy blankets and sweaters for dogs awaiting their forever homes.
“I love dogs and knitting, so this combines both wonderfully,” said Maisie. It takes her three days to knit a blanket and one day to make a doggy coat. Three times a year, Maisie and her family deliver the handmade items to the shelter. Dogs like “Daniel the Spaniel” have been among the lucky recipients of Maisie’s donations over the years.
“Knitting keeps me busy, and often I like to do it while watching television,” Maisie said. “I’m delighted to be helping the four-legged residents at the center in some way.”
Dogs Trust is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK, operating 20 Rehoming Centres across the UK and Ireland. Each year, they care for over 16,000 stray, unwanted, and abandoned dogs. By volunteering her time and talents, Maisie is making a real difference in the lives of these animals. >>…RELATED POST: Chihuahua Jumps On Lap Of 100-Year-Old Woman To Mend Her Broken Heart