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Charity Knits Help a Fuzzy Friend Blue Cross for Pets

Published on May 16th, 2017 | by Siân

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Help a Fuzzy Friend – Blue Cross for Pets

Calling all crafty, animal lovers. Blue Cross for Pets charity need your knitted baby socks for their fluffy patients’ paws!

 

Charity Tuesday Help a Fuzzy Friend Blue Cross for Pets

 

Blue Cross for Pets is an organisation with animal hospitals and shelters across the UK. They take in abandoned and unwanted animals and give them the best care while finding them a perfect forever-home. They also look after ill and injured pets, nursing them back to health and ensuring all the animals “enjoy a healthy life in a happy home”.

Some of the animals who visit the hospital need to undergo surgery and are put under a general anaesthetic. This causes their body temperature to drop, and can slow down their recovery time.

This is where you can help!

Blue Cross have put out a request for little knitted socks to put on the paws of our fluffy friends. By keeping their feet warm, the animals stay toasty while under anaesthetic, having a positive effect on their recovery!

 

Charity Tuesday Help a Fuzzy Friend - Blue Cross for Pets

 

We can’t help but think they’re completely adorable!

If you would like to get involved and knit some socks for the hospital, we have a free sock pattern here, and a free pattern for baby mitts here.

Once you’ve knitted up some socks or mitts, you can take them to the following Blue Cross animal hospitals in The UK:

Grimsby animal hospital

Hammersmith animal hospital 

Merton animal hospital

or send them to Blue Cross, 7 Hugh Street, London, SW1V 1QG

If you live in America you can contact the ASPCA to find out where you can send your knits!

 

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Images VIA/ bluecross.org.uk

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is an artist and works in the Social Media team at LoveCrafts HQ. She taught herself to knit when she was 17 years old, and hasn't stopped since! You'll normally find her in an art gallery, or buried in a book.


Last updated: May 15th, 2017.

3 Responses to Help a Fuzzy Friend – Blue Cross for Pets

  1. Barbara prayag says:

    Hi. I got the mittens but can’t open the bootees. Would love to help

  2. Barbara prayag says:

    Cant open bootees pattern? Want to help

  3. Hannah says:

    “wow thats so adorable, will be warm compare to the ready made socks. The machinery socks are expensive too, but these will be less expensive than machine ones. I am new to knitting and have been taking online classes and so far i have created small items and these socks is a great idea for my weekend project.Thanks for the inspiration. Can you pls tell me how can i
    download the pdf for the pattern”

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