Christmas is fast approaching us this year, and with just a few days to go, why not help make Christmas extra special for one of the many moggies who will be spending the holidays in care?
The Stranraer & District branch of Cats Protection is a small self-funded branch run solely by a few volunteers. We have set up an Amazon wish list with items the cats in our care need. This ranges from litter trays and cat beds to small toys to help keep our felines entertained. Whatever your choice of gift, it will be gratefully received by our volunteers and help make a cat very happy.
If you have a knack for knitting, why not make a fun homemade present, the ‘Captain Cat-Battler’ mouse toy! This was originally designed by Lauren O’Farrell (www.whodunnknit.com) for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. Click here to download the Captain Cat-Battler pattern. Whether it be for your own cat or to the kitties in our care, your gift will definitely help to make their Christmas.
For more creative ideas for homemade toys, visit the posts by Cats Protection in their ‘Meow’ blog.
Advice from Cats Protection on homemade cat toys below:
“Please note that if you are knitting a toy or blanket for a feline friend, it’s best to avoid the use of stretchy yarns or small plastic items – such as those that can be used for mouse eyes – to reduce the risk of inadvertent injury/ingestion. Loose-weave blanket patterns involving the use of large needles are also best avoided. Any knitted toys should be avoided for cats known to be wool-chewers. Please supervise play with your cat and don’t leave your cat unattended with toys which could be shredded and eaten or cause entanglement. Check toys regularly for signs of wear, replacing when appropriate.”