89-year-old Maisie Green is one of those people who adore dogs and is doing everything she can to give them a chance to be in happy homes. She developed a soft spot in her heart for the dogs living in shelters and decided she had to act upon it to improve their lives.
Maisie reveals that when she was thinking of ways in which she could make a difference, she turned to one of her other loves in life, knitting. So she decided to combine the two.
She takes about 3 days to fully knit the blankets, while it just takes her a day to make a coat for the dogs.
Her family then helps her take all the numerous knitted items to the dog shelter three times a year.
“I love knitting and I love dogs, so this combines both wonderfully! It takes me three days to knit a blanket and one day to knit a doggy coat. 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,” the 89-year-old said.
Maisie further adds that she enjoys knitting as it is helping her achieve her goal of helping out hr fury friends. “It keeps me working, and I usually knit while watching TV,” she said.
Maisie’s incredible efforts have been a huge help to the shelters, and especially to the dogs themselves as they no longer have to worry about being cold. To date, Maisie has knitted in excess of 450 blankets for dogs in need!
“I’m delighted to be helping the four-legged residents at the center in some way,” Maisie said.
“Maisie regularly brings along her knitted donations and we are so grateful for her support. With the chill of the winter months really starting to creep up on us, I know our dogs are very pleased to put the items to good use and love feeling extra cosy!” The Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Basildon said.
Maisie truly is an animal hero! The amount of effort and hours she sacrifices to help animals in need is frankly commendable!