The fear and anxiety that comes with being abused, lost, and abandoned can be overwhelming for homeless pets. Although they are treated with great care by the Heritage Humane Society staff and dedicated volunteers, adjusting to new surroundings takes time. When they are adopted, it means another change. That’s where the Precious Pieces program’s handcrafted blankets serve as a warm, forever hug from the shelter as they transition to their new home.
Founded in 2007 by Lillian Campbell, the one-person initiative quickly grew. Over the years, dozens of volunteers have donated their materials, time, and skills to ensure every adopted dog and cat leaves for their new home with their celebratory gift, which is often treasured the same as a child’s lovie by the pets. More than 15,000 blankets have been given out since “Precious Pieces” started 15 years ago.
The dedicated all-volunteer program is a part of theHeritage Humane Society Auxiliary. This talented group currently has volunteers and the Knitter’s Guild pouring their hearts and talents into making the treasured blankets.
New members are welcomed. Volunteers make the blankets in their homes, so it is a great way to give back remotely. If you like to knit, crochet or sew, please fill out the online form below to learn more about becoming a Precious Pieces volunteer.
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