Knitters keep Rotherham Dog Rescue pooches warm and cosy

By Antony Clay | 20/04/2017

Knitters keep Rotherham Dog Rescue pooches warm and cosy
Ann Diaz, centre, and Sunny from Rotherham Dog Rescue are pictured receiving the blankets from knitters Lydia, left, and Kendal Stokes

A GROUP of big-hearted knitters have made sure that rescue dogs are warm and cosy.

Service users and friends of Swallownest Court mental health unit have knitted squares and sewn them together to make woolly comfort blankets for Rotherham Dog Rescue.

People at the unit, which is run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH), have already donated baby hats to Rotherham Hospital.

Senior occupational therapist Beth Sidaway said: “I’m so proud of what we have achieved with our knitting project.

“After donating baby hats to Rotherham Hospital, we decided to keep knitting to support local charitable causes. 

“We chose Rotherham Dog Rescue because Ann Diaz, who helps run the charity, and her Pets as Therapy dog Scooby are regular visitors at

Swallownest Court and have provided hours of joy, comfort and companionship to our service users over the years.”

Ann Diaz, of Rotherham Dog Rescue, said: “Thanks to this donation, our dogs have a warm and cosy comfort blanket to snuggle down with at night.”

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