Get knitting to help keep Jerry Green’s rescue dogs warm this winter

A dog wearing a snood
A dog wearing a snood

Readers who are handy with a pair of knitting needles are urged to take part in a campaign to keep rescue dogs warm this winter.

Jerry Green Dog Rescue is running its Great Doggy Knit Off campaign again this year.

The rescue centre, in Algarkirk, is calling for knitters and craft groups to unite and knit jumpers, snoods, hats, blankets or toys to help keep dogs without a home warm.

During the winter months puppies, short-haired dogs and older dogs can particularly feel the cold.

“If you’re a dab hand with knitting needles we would love you to support our Great Doggy Knit Off and donate items for rescue dogs without a home,” said Catherine Foster, head of fundraising at Jerry Green Dog Rescue.

“We had a great response from our supporters last winter who created some fantastic coats and this year we’re hoping to do even better.

“We take our dogs out for walks every day and like to make their kennels as comfortable as possible. But in the cold weather some of our dogs do really feel the cold, so simple things such as jumpers, snoods, blankets and toys can make a big difference.

“Whether you love to knit or crochet, we don’t mind and the dogs certainly don’t either. Knitted items are always gratefully received and help to make life a bit brighter for dogs in our care while we’re helping them to find their forever home.”

Knitting patterns are available and supporters can request one. Email or call 01652 657820.

Deliver or post your knitted items to any of the charity’s five centres at:

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