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Pet fans At Capability Scotland's Junction 52 Service make pawsome donation

6 December 2017

Big-hearted animal lovers at Junction 52 in Penilee are helping to make life a little warmer for pets in need.

The knitting group donated 12 hand-crafted blankets to pets cared for by Dogs Trust.

The group has been sending blankets to the charity's Uddingston shelter since 2015 - and every year, those involved try to top the previous year's target.  To date, the group has donated a variety of cosy creations as well as bundles of treats for the dogs.

Support worker Audrey Burns helps the knitters craft the blankets. She said: "We're very proud to be involved in this project. We all love animals and two years ago, when we heard that Dogs Trust was looking for items to keep the pets warm, we really wanted to help.  Our customers get so much out of the knitting group and respond really positively to the activities. It's great for improving concentration and fine motor skills but it's about the social aspect too - we have a chat while we're knitting and have great fun finding out what everyone is up to.  Knowing that the knitting is for a good cause really helps the members of the group focus on the task. We hope that the blankets keep the dogs a bit warmer at night and let them know we're thinking about them."

Sandra Lawton, rehoming centre manager at Dogs Trust Glasgow, said: "We're very grateful for the ongoing support of Junction 52. The knitted blankets donated by its customers will go towards making our canine residents as comfortable as possible while they wait on their forever homes.  The hard work of Junction 52's knitters is testament to how passionately they feel about the wellbeing of man's best friend and it's clear they share our belief that a dog is for life. The dogs in our care all miss their home comforts which is why we are always on the lookout for donations of blankets, toys and treats; and would encourage all dog lovers to give what they can."