Inmates knit dog sweaters to help them find homes
Inmates at a prison in New Zealand find time to help some four-legged furry friends…
Knitting for animals is nothing new. However, the knitters we heard about this week aren’t like the great-granny and grandpa that we reported on before. These knitters are inmates at the Arohata Prison in Tawa, New Zealand, who came up with a great idea to help stray dogs to find a better life. Dog sweaters.
While the sweaters do keep the dogs warm, their main purpose is to make them look cuter and more appealing to potential adopters. They help the dogs stand out and hopefully find a friendly home. The project benefits the inmates as well because, as we all know, knitting can be a wonderfully therapeutic activity.
According to the prison, the women are very committed to making high-quality sweaters, and take great pride in their work. Hopefully learning to knit will be a life-long skill that they will take with them after they’re released.
<Story via Stuff>
Last updated: September 26th, 2016.