Saints truly come in all shapes and sizes. In this case, she’s an elderly lady called Maisie Green with a talent for knitting.
Maisie, a whopping 89 years old, chose to spend her time knitting blankets for the shivering pups at Dogs Trust Basildon shelter. So far, she has managed to knit 450 comfy doggy-coats and blankets to keep their tails warm whilst they wait for their forever homes.
“I love knitting and I love dogs, so this combines both wonderfully,” Maisie told the Basildon Standard.
“It takes me three days to knit a blanket and one day to knit a doggy coat.”
Thrice annually, Maisie gets collected by her family who drives her to the shelter where she donates a load of these blankets and coats. One of the lucky pups was a Spaniel called Daniel. He is showing off his new coat in the image below.
“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 center in some way.”
There are 20 re-homing centers all over the U.K. This makes it an extremely productive animal shelter. Every year they have managed to take in 17,000 dogs who have been abandoned, abused, or neglected.
“Most dogs find loving new homes within about six weeks but those who need a little extra care are always safe with us because we never destroy a healthy dog.” Say’s the Dog’s Trust website.
This means they will need all the help they can get! If you are unable to adopt or foster a furry friend, you can “get involved” through their website which entails volunteering your services or sending donations, like Maisie Green, in the form of food, blankets, or cash donations. I’m sure any small bit is greatly appreciated by every wagging tail.