July 21st is National Craft For Your Shelter Day!
The daily routine of our shelter animals can be very boring and enrichment items help keep them occupied and happier. Many items are very inexpensive to make, with things you already have at home!
Collecting corks? Drill a hole through, pull a string through and you have a cat toy. Cardboard shapes, pipe cleaners or feathers with strings attached also make great cat toys. Dogs love toilet paper pinatas (toilet paper rolls stuffed with dry food or treats, then the ends folded in). Or make toys from old socks or t-shirts--the internet gives endless ideas! Below are a few links to get you started.
For dogs and cats: