Wednesday, December 23, 2009

You Can Help - Spare Shelter Dogs From the Winter Chill

Here's a neat idea that was posted on a blog "Help Spare Shelter Dogs From The Winter Chill"... taking old sweaters and making them into dog sweaters. This particular group of people decided to make these dog sweaters for all the dogs at their local shelter being held in outdoor runs! Pretty neat, eh?

This was something the shelter had not thought of doing ... it took some ingenious creativity to come up with this.
Here's something you can do for your local shelter this "Howliday Season". Contact them and find out if they are interested in home made items like this (or blankets, towels, etc). Then take some of your old clothes and make something!
Alternatively, if you are not the 'crafty' type (like me ... I sewed my sleeve by accident once ... and I also ironed my hand ... homemaker I am not - I'm far too accident prone), than you can send this group your old sweaters and THEY will make it for you!! Check it out ... the following is copied and pasted from their blog:
"Here’s how you can help:

Send us your old sweaters and we will recycle them and distribute them to animal shelters all over the US so that dogs just like the ones we’ve already helped dont have to suffer through the cold winter (the smaller the better). Im sure if you dig around your closet you can find a sweater or two that you never plan on wearing again.

Send your old sweaters to the following address:

PO Box 19071
Hattiesburg Ms

If you DONT have any old sweaters:

Then pass this blog to someone who does!

Do you have a friend or family member who has a passion for animals besides yourself? Then simply copy and paste the url below in an email and ask a friend or family member to visit this blog so they can help too!

Here is your chance to give back for the holidays and help save thousands of dogs from a freezing winter!"


giantspeckledchihuahua said...

What an AWESOME idea!!! i am linking to your post to spread the word.

word verification "guncess"
Is that when you mess up a sucessful endeavor?

*Amber* said...

I'm totally not crafty, I have sewn my fingernail to my thumb with a sewing machine before.

This IS a great idea! Thanks for spreading the word.

The Accessory Lady said...

This is great. I hope there are a lot of donations. Posted on twitter. Happy Holidays!

GoLightly said...

Merry Christmas, DDF!

All the best in 2010!

Marg said...

That is a great idea. I am coping down the address and will send the link to the blog to some other people.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

thanks for your kind words, yesterday. Our story is much more involved, but the bottom line is I couldn't do what I do without Stumpy! And I wouldn't want to!!!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!