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Caring and Sharing

While so many of us love making things for ourselves and our families, many in the Lion community go further, creating for those in need. Join us in this section and be touched by these true stories of caring and sharing submitted by Lion Brand readers.

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Crafting for Needy Animals

I adopted a 2 year old cat from Catnap From The Heart in LaGrange Park, Illinois in 2003. This is a small no-kill shelter that goes out of its way to help as many homeless cats, birds, rabbits, gerbils, etc. as it can. They are very knowledgeable and good at matching an animal with a person. Recently, I lost my little boy and am getting ready to go and bring another one home.

They have many different types of fundraisers to help support their animals and a few years back I started knitting and crocheting items for them to sell in their craft shows every year. I am also in the process of making some different kinds of cat toys for the cats and kittens to play with. I mostly use fun fur yarn and Vanna's choice, which I love, and fill the toys with catnip or attach a bell to the toy. I have used other types of Bernat yarn when I make afghans, etc. for them.

Since I also am still working part time, I am unable to do as much as I would like but I do manage to get things made while watching TV.

Many people forgot about doing things for animal shelters and focus on other charities. But these little furry girls and boys need things too.

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