It’s safe to say Rebecca Taylor will be busy knitting blankets for the cats and dogs at the Delta Community Animal Shelter for the next while.
Taylor’s daughter Elaine Hay recently posted in the Ladner’s Landing Facebook group explaining her mom is 90, legally blind with glaucoma, but still likes to make blankets knitting by feel for the animals at the local shelter.
“She was a lovely knitter in her time, and when her sight became really bad, she felt quite useless for a bit. As you can imagine. I was pleased when she took up my challenge a couple of years ago to pickup the needles again to make blankets for the cats and dogs at Delta Community Animal Shelter,” the post read.
She added a request for wool donations and later posted an update with a photo of Taylor and a big bag of wool she’ll be able to knit with.
“Thanks everyone for all your comments, support and your wool!! I took it over to mum this afternoon, and she was VERY surprised! Safe to say that she'll be kept busy knitting for the shelter for the next few months!”
Hay explained in a message to the Optimist that she volunteers at the animal shelter and that her mom is a former longtime Ladner resident.
Delta Community Animal Shelter manager Ryan Voutilainen tells the Optimist, “It never ceases to amaze me the support we get from our community from young, to old, to young at heart. We simply couldn’t care for the animals at DCAS as well as we do without our supporters the likes of Ms Taylor.”