November 21, 2019 12.20 pm This story is over 31 months old

Care home residents knit winter coats for abandoned Scunthorpe dogs

They have been “knitting like mad” for months

Care home residents have been busy knitting winter warmers for abandoned dogs at a local rescue centre near Scunthorpe.

Residents and staff from St Mary’s Care Home visited the Jerry Green Dog Rescue Centre to deliver the coats and blankets for their furry friends.

They have been “knitting like mad” for months to make two blankets, six coats and a toy for the dogs.

Jean Briggs, a resident at St Mary’s, said: “I really enjoy knitting and it has made me smile even more when I saw the little guys snuggled up in their coats and blankets.”

The dogs love the coats.

Stella Bradley, activities co-ordinator at St Mary’s, said: “Our residents love knitting, and they love animals.

“It was only natural to bring the two passions together to help Jerry Green Dog Rescue provide some extra home comforts for the rescue dogs.”

Jerry Green Dog Rescue, which opened in 1961, now has five rescue centres in North and South Lincolnshire, North and East Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire.

Residents have been “knitting like mad” for months.

Samantha Weston, Deputy Centre Manager at Jerry Green Dog Rescue said: “We were delighted when Stella contacted us and told us how the wonderful residents of St Mary’s had created the winter warmers for our dogs.

“We rely on volunteers to help us provide the best possible level of care for our furry residents and these winter warmers are greatly appreciated.”