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Woman goes viral after knitting cosy hats and dresses for homeless dogs

This self professed dog lover went viral after it was reported that she spent more than 4,000 hours knitting cosy hats, jumpers and snoods for homeless dogs.

Woman goes viral after knitting cosy hats and dresses for homeless dogs

Jan Brown, 52 from Seaburn in Sunderland, started making her the dresses five years ago and has now hand-knitted over 300 jumpers for abandoned dogs.

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Each one is made with love and can take her up to 20 hours to complete. Metro Uk reported.

She started knitting her woolly hats, scarves and jumpers for Greyhound Rescue Northeast, a small family-run rescue centre based in Tyne & Wear, in 2008.

To keep up with demand, Jan quit her job in 2012 and started knitting full-time.

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‘I can’t think of anything I would rather do than knit woolly clothing for dogs,’ Jan says. ‘I have spent over 4,000 hours knitting but it’s all worthwhile when I see them sporting their new jumpers and hats.'

She now sells her knits to dog owners around the world, via her Knitted With Love website, with all profits going towards supplying jumpers to rescue centres across the UK, free of charge.

Kerry Elliman from the Birmingham Greyhounds Protection says her help is invaluable: ‘Jan’s been absolutely amazing for us – she’s saved us a lot of money that we need to spend on vet bills for our dogs.’

It seems knitting clothes for animals is currently in vogue, as we reported earlier the story of a woman who knitted tank tops for chickens.

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