Unsung Heroes

I felt compelled at the start of a new year to praise some Ohioan unsung heroes.

As you know daughter no 1 lives in rural Ohio with my grandson and I visit as often as I can – next trip already planned!

Since returning to Ohio after a spell in Rhode Island daughter no 1 decided to volunteer 3 mornings a week at the Knox County Animal Shelter while my grandson was in school. Since January 2013 she has got almost 200 dogs freed from animal shelters to go to rescues!

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What I have discovered is there are many unrecognised heroes in the community who work relentlessly to get dogs who otherwise have no chance of adoption on the road to their “furever” home. There is a vast network of people, some affiliated to rescues, who give tirelessly of their time to get these dogs on the road to freedom, the transporting of these dogs to rescues alone is a logistical nightmare!

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How does this fit in with my knitting you may be wondering?

Well daughter no 1 has started working with a local shelter and funds are needed to help subsidise the pull fees and give them some comfort while they are in the shelters (many shelters still euthanize dogs because they have no room) and her friend has set up a Facebook page – Little Apple Dumplings https://www.facebook.com/LittleAppleDumplings?ref=br_tf to help raise money to support their work.

She contacted me to make some items that could be used as she knows only too well that I like to knit!

So I am knitting as fast as I can little items to donate –

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I needed some yarn for the purpose so I asked the guys at my Guilty Knitters group if they had anything in their stash they would give me to make items – Jane messaged me immediately and I picked up – what an amazing donation!

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So some of my WIPs are on hold while I knit cowls, mittens,and other quick items

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So here’s to all those unsung heroes (I can’t name them all but this is for them) making a difference to those abandoned and abused four legged friends, keeping them safe and finding them their “furever” homes!!

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  1. I adopted a dog from Knox in early December. Everyone there was great and so helpful.
    I love the cowls you will be knitting and I think I will be buying one.
    I am originally from England and moved to Pennsylvania 8 years ago.

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    • My daughter lives in Warsaw on US36 and moved to the states about 13 years ago. Which dog did you adopt? I’m sure she will know it. I am coming over late Feb with more items to stay with her.

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  2. We adopted Cappy, a 6 month old puppy. She has become my friend on facebook and she did make a comment about Britain but it didn’t click that she was also British. She wasn’t at the shelter the day we visited.

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    • I have just spoken with her on FaceTime and she said it was Cappy, Becky met you in Zanesville with her didn’t she? Chloe said she was a friend on Facebook.

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  3. Yes, Becky brought him to Zanesville. We had driven out the previous Saturday with our other dog. Cappy couldn’t come home with us then as he had to be neutered. We are about three and a half hours from Mt Vernon so Becky drove him some of the way to meet me the following week. Everyone was just so lovely and I wish I lived closer so I could go and help them out.

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