Animal shelters need a lot of help. A lot of us think that the only way to help is to adopt from shelters or donate food and supplies. And some don’t extend support because they can’t afford it or they don’t have time. But Maisie Green thought of a way to help a shelter in the UK without having to spend a lot of money and do something that she likes at the same time.
Maisie is an 89-year-old woman from the UK. Knitting is one of her hobbies. She loves dogs, and she helps a shelter by donating knitted blankets and doggie coats. She sends her finished items to Dogs Trust shelter in the UK.
Dogs Trust invited crafty individuals to knit and donate home-made dog coats for the dogs that are in the shelter. They call that program “Hope Project Christmas Hampers.” The doggie coats will keep the dogs in their care warm and comfortable during the cold winter days. This was when Maisie started knitting and donating to the said shelter.
It usually takes Maisie three days to finish a blanket and a day to complete a doggie coat. She’s been donating her knitted blankets and coats to the shelter for three years now. She brings more than a dozen of knitted goods every time she visits the shelter. She has made and donated about 450 knitted goods to the shelter, and she’s not stopping just yet.
See? You don’t have to spend a fortune to help the dogs that are in shelters. You don’t have to adopt all of them either. If you can’t adopt a dog and you don’t have the money to buy supplies for animal shelters, there are still many ways you can help – like sharing posts from shelters’ social media pages. Sharing social media posts and invites from animal shelters will help raise awareness about dog shelters and the help they need.
Thanks dogstrust for sharing Maisie’s story and TruDog for the video.