By Susan Donaldson, B.A. (Hons), Animal Campaigner
Welcome to the many crafting ideas to help animals section of the website. If you scroll down, you will see pages full of crafting ideas that will help you stop animal suffering.
Free crocheting, knitting and sewing patterns and ideas are provided, but don’t worry if you don’t have those skills because there are also “no sew” items you can make. There are other crafting ideas to investigate.
Your creations are gratefully received by rescue shelters and wildlife rehab centres. They can be used in the care of their animals, or to raise funds for them. You can do something you enjoy, and save animals lives with it!
Below are all the pages in this crafting section of the website. There are many ideas within each of the pages:
To say you can save innocent animals lives is not an understatement. For instance, by making warm waterproof dog coats, you can save the lives of animals in rescues by stopping them freezing to death.
This is especially so in countries where the temperatures reach below -30 degrees Celsius and the dogs have limited shelter.
Your pet beds, blankets, pet toys, and pet jumpers and coats, can provide animals comfortable bedding, emotional comfort, stimulation, warmth, and can even boost adoption rates.
This is especially true for dark-coloured pets, and can actually save their lives. Larger blankets can also be hung up to prevent icy draughts getting into their sleeping areas.
Your jumpers can also keep animals of a number of species warm when they need it, such as when they have lost their fur or feathers.
Knitted birds nests can save the lives of not only birds in wildlife rehab centres, but a whole range of other small animals. Pouches and pouch liners for baby marsupials can also save lives.
Using the crafting ideas to make items for animal rescue shelters to sell or to use as prizes allows them to save more animals from suffering.
If you have an animal charity in mind that you wish to craft for, it is worth checking with them to ascertain their current need for items.
There are fantastic groups and organizations you can get involved with who craft, crochet, knit or sew to help animals.
They distribute their work to the animal rescues and charities who have requested it from them. You can find them on the craft to help animals page.
On this site, there are many varied ways you can help animals. In fact, there are so many ways that there is something for every personality type, no matter what your circumstances.
If you would like to learn more about why we so urgently need to help stop animal suffering, please see the Aid Animals website. It will allow you to broaden your knowledge of many types of worldwide animal abuse.
This, in turn, will give you the ability to help animals by spreading awareness and answer questions people may have. Please be aware that you may find the information distressing.
One great way to help animals is to share the information you have seen on this website. Doing so means more people could help stop animal cruelty, and that would make you responsible for more animals being saved from suffering. Together, we can help people help animals.