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This 89-Year-Old Is Winning Hearts for Knitting Dog Coats and Blankets for Her Local Shelter


Even if you aren't in a position to adopt a pet right now, there is still so much you can do for shelter animals — and 89-year-old Maisie Green proves that. In her spare time, Green knits dog coats and blankets for dogs at her local dog shelter. So far, she has knit more than 450 cozy coats and blankets for the furry residents of Dogs Trust Basildon, according to a post on the charity's Instagram.

Dogs Trust is the U.K.'s biggest dog welfare charity, with a goal of protecting dogs from mistreatment, cruelty, and suffering, according to the charity's constitution. Dogs Trust runs 20 shelters (called rehoming centers) across the U.K., and according to a profile the organization did on Green, she drops off her knitted dog blankets and coats at Dogs Trust Basildon three times a year. Dogs Trust Basildon can accommodate up to 120 dogs at a time, so Green's 450 coats and blankets have definitely gone a long way.