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P.O. Box 562
10501 County Hwy S. South
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Phone: 715.382.4832
Fax: 715.382.4377



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Make items yourself to donate to the shelter


We understand that there are many people who want to help in a hands on way but cannot make it out to our shelter to volunteer or are too young to do so. Here are some great projects that allow you to make something small that makes a big difference to our shelter cats and dogs! These projects are some ideas of things you can make at home and bring in to donate to enrich the lives of our shelter animals.

Ping Pong ball cat toys
What you will need:

  1. Regular ping pong balls/table tennis balls
  2. Sharpie or other permanent markers

How to make these toys: Just decorate the ping pong balls by using the permanent markers to draw designs or write short notes to our cats! Ping pong balls are great toys for kids (and adults) of all ages to make for the cats to enjoy.




Fleece Cage Pom Poms
What you will need:

  1. Fleece fabric
  2. Scissors

To see a video of a cat enjoying these toys click here (http://youtu.be/PLbaUBBdJlg)

How to make these toys: Cut the fleece into 2 different sized strips, some 6 to 9 inches long and some longer pieces 20-24 inches long. Make the small strips into a star like shape in layers and use the long strip to tie around the short strips to make a pom pom at one end. Leave the long piece in tact and will use it to tie to the inside of the bars of the cat cages so the pom pom end will hand down into their cage and provide lots of fun for our cats and kittens!






Beds for animals - We receive donations of blankets but often they fall apart quickly and can cause problems in our laundry system. This can end up damaging our washing machines or cause animals injury so we have discovered that when people sew these beds for us they last a very long time and can be washed with ease!
What you will need:

  1. Old or new blankets
  2. Scissors to cut beds to size and a way to measure fabric
  3. Sewing machine or needle and thread
  4. You will have to have knowledge on how to sew to do this project

We can use blankets sewn the following sizes: cat blankets 18 inches x 15 inches, dog blankets 2 feet x 4 feet
How to make these beds: Sew edges of blankets so they do not fray and if there is stuffing material in between the layers of fabric then it can be helpful to sew another seam about 2 inches in from the edge or sew an “x” across the blanket to keep the stuffing from bunching up when washed. (See photo)

   

Alternative Blanket method (Tie Blankets): Tie Blanket style blankets are made with fleece fabric and instead of sewing seams you can use the tie strategy to secure edges of the blankets. If you search for tie blankets on the web there are many helpful resources with instructions and videos if you need them.
*Again it is helpful to sew an “x” shape across the center of the blankets since there are 2 layers of fleece so that it will maintain its shape over many washes and be reused again and again.

 

 
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