Shelter dogs have a hard life, never knowing if they're going to be adopted. But these dogs at Dog's Trust know that there is one special human looking out for them.
For many, their furry friends are more than just that. They are a big part of the family. However, not everyone is as excited about them. Some buy dogs for the sake of it; some buy it for partners or friends who aren't as excited; some buy it for their kids who promise to take care of it.
But in the end, they all start losing interest, especially if it's a that puppy starts to grow and not in a way they wanted. The moment they realize that there's more to the dog than just playing with it or having a companion and that they actually have to do a lot of care, they just abandon them. Callously dropping off the dogs wherever they feel like, they don't understand that the dog that has given them love and trust so easily can also feel pain when it's not returned by their human.
Thankfully, there are people who love dogs and want to be able to give them a safe space. It's why there are shelters for them to stay until they get adopted. These people are willing to make sure that the dogs are taken care of, physically and mentally. And one such person did exactly that. The pups staying at Dogs Trust shelter in Basildon, Essex were in for a treat, reported the Epoch Times.
89-year-old Maisie Green put her knitting skills to good use when she decided to help the furry pooches out. According to I Heart Dogs, "Maisie has managed to knit approximately 450 cozy blankets and sweaters for the pups awaiting forever homes at the Dogs Trust Basildon shelter."
She said, "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 Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Basildon, Lisa Cooper was more than happy to see her efforts. She said on their website, “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 cozy!”
Donating three times in a year at the shelter, Maisie and her family take a trip there and unpack the all the goodies she's made for the dogs including sweaters and blankets. Daniel the Spaniel is one of the many lucky dogs at the shelter who's been a recipient of her gifts.
This act of kindness is not just great for protecting the canines from the harsh winters, but it also gives them the faith that there is a human who loves them.