Donation made with love for shelter pets

Hume council’s Social Support Group made beds and blankets. (Supplied)

Michaela Meade

Shelter animals at Second Chance Animal Rescue (SCAR) in Craigieburn are being kept warmer thanks to beds and blankets made with love by a council group.

Hume council’s Social Support Group, made up of local senior citizens, made cozy comfort blankets and bedding for the animals at the Grasslands Avenue shelter this month.

SCAR founder and chief executive Marisa Debattista said the “above and beyond” gesture from the group meant a lot to the team at the shelter.

She said it helped SCAR achieve its mission.

“For us to create the change that we want to see in the world for at-risk pets and the people who care for them, we need all the help we can get,” Ms Debattista said.

“We can’t do this on our own, it really does take a village.”

Ms Debattista said the furry friends at the centre responded very positively to their new amenities.

“The shelter animals loved their new comfortable bedding and blankets,” she said.

“Some rolled around in them non-stop, some fell straight to sleep and others just snuggled in comfortably.

“Animals are such clever beings, they know when something was made with love, they can just sense it.”