Attention, all crafty cats: We have the perfect DIY project for you! Even if you don’t have a kitty at home, you can still make these cat toys and donate to them to your local shelter. (We’ll tell you more about that later. ?)
It’s really important to give your cat enough playtime and enrichment. They wait all day for you to come home from school so they can hang out and play with you! Cats can get WILD, and they love to jump around and chase things, so these are bound to be new favorite toys for kitties with lots of energy.
Here’s an easy-to-make toy that your cat will go crazy for—just follow these steps:
Let’s say that you don’t have a cat. There are thousands and thousands of fantastic, loving cats waiting for permanent homes in shelters. A shelter is a safe place for animals to stay until they’re adopted. These places often need help with donations and volunteers. Cats in your local shelter would LOVE these toys. They’d also enjoy having you volunteer to play with them, clean their litterboxes, and help with anything else that the shelter might need. And who knows—you might end up meeting the cat of your dreams and taking him or her home if you and your family are ready to care for an animal companion. If you are, always remember to adopt an animal and never buy one from a pet store or breeder. There are already so many kitties who need a home.
If you make any toys for cats in shelters, we want to see them. Send pictures of your DIY cat toys or of you dropping them off at the shelter to [email protected], and we’ll send you some PETA Kids stickers! (But remember: We can send stickers to addresses only in the U.S. and Canada.)