Knitting nannas keep pups warm for winter

Aged care residents knit pet blankets for the RSPCA


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Cosy pups: Joan Cousins, Kaylene Dawkins, Phyllis Holloway, Sylvia Hinds, Dawn Jaffray, Shane Saunders and Linda Bowen pose with Cassie. Picture:Neil Richardson

Cosy pups: Joan Cousins, Kaylene Dawkins, Phyllis Holloway, Sylvia Hinds, Dawn Jaffray, Shane Saunders and Linda Bowen pose with Cassie. Picture:Neil Richardson

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The colourful blankets went to some very happy pooches on Wednesday

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A generous group of knitting nannas have banded together to protect animals from the cold Tasmanian winter.

The aged care residents from Latrobe Community, Strathdevon donated a pile of hand-knitted blankets to the RSPCA on Wednesday.

Uniting AgeWell communications and media advisor Cailtlin Pearson said the initiative was all about ensuring the residents remained connected to the community after moving to care.

"To achieve this, our residents established a weekly knitting group and knitted in their own time to make the gorgeous, warm and colourful blankets," she said.

The blankets were collected by the RSPCA's Shane Saunders, accompanied by grateful recipient Cassie the dog.

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The story Knitting nannas keep pups warm for winter first appeared on The Advocate.

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