Here is a little project for animal lovers — toys for cats at the animal shelter. They take little time and little yarn… and aren’t they cute?
A few weeks ago I happened to look at the Facebook page for NS SPCA Halifax Shelter, and among ten most critical items were cat toys — ball- and mouse-type without catnip. I followed a provided pattern and made two.
The bigger one in light lilac was made with 4 mm needles as specified in the pattern. However, for the second darker mouse I used 3.5 mm needles. I like it better cause it’s a bit smaller and the fabric is denser.
The contact person at the shelter provided another pattern for a crocheted ball. She also mentioned that these mice should be done without a nose and whiskers and that the shelter has volunteers who can stuff them and saw them up. All you need is to knit a little triangle with the tail and two little ears, and then deliver them to the shelter.
The Nova Scotia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty: Protecting animals from cruelty since 1877, the Nova Scotia SPCA is a registered charity, comprised of a network of Branches, which rely primarily on volunteers and donations to fund animal protection, care and rehabilitation, advocacy, and humane education.
Shelter’s address: 5 Scarfe Court, Dartmouth, NS B3B 1W4, phone (902) 468-7877.