Animals in shelters crave affection, and it’s truly uplifting to witness individuals channeling their creative talents in distinctive ways to support these animals.
Take, for instance, a senior woman dedicating her free time to fashioning snug dog beds for animal shelters.
Meet Joan Potters, a 93-year-old resident of San Antonio. Engaging in crafts as a pastime, Joan’s unique creations extend a comforting haven for homeless dogs, providing them with a cozy place to rest their heads. Much like many seniors who pursue crafts for leisure, Joan’s efforts contribute significantly to enhancing the well-being of these shelter animals.
As reported by KSAT, Joan has turned her room into a sewing workshop. Using leftover fabric from the Greater San Antonio Quilting Guild, she diligently crafts dog beds that she generously donates to local shelters, including the San Antonio Humane Society and the Paul Jolly Center. Recognizing that not every shelter can afford quality beds for all their animals, and acknowledging the often sparsely furnished kennels, Joan’s contributions ensure that dogs awaiting their forever homes have a warm and comfortable place to rest.
Expressing her motivation, Joan shared with KSAT, “I am just happy to do it for them and to know that some dog is going to be comfortable. It makes me feel so good to know that they’re not going to be laying on cement or a hard floor, especially in the winter.”