Doggy knit-off campaign urge people to bring items

Nnitters Emma Barwell, Pauline Banbridge and Carol Couch Credit: Sarah Clark

The Jerry Green Dog Rescue are urging people to drop knitted items in at one of their centres as they try to keep homeless dogs warm this winter.

The Great Doggy Knit Off campaign is asking for knitted jumpers, snoods, hats and blankets to help.

More than 160 abandoned and unwanted dogs are feeling the chill particularly short-haired and older ones.

Knitted items can be donated to any of the charity's five centres at Blidworth near Mansfield; Gilberdyke in East Yorkshire; Broughton near Brigg in North Lincolnshire; Algarkirk near Boston in South Lincolnshire; and Thirsk in North Yorkshire.

They can also be dropped off at wool shop Tricot in Scunthorpe.