The Animal Welfare League of Qld is very close to Sausage & Sanchez’s heart because both Hans Sausage and Odie Sanchez came from their Gold Coast shelter. This is why we just had to be apart of their newest creative community initative; Craft 4 Cats.
Craft 4 Cats is an exciting community project that will raise money specifically for their cat and kitten rehoming program and allow all cat-lovers and animal-welfare advocates to get involved and help spread the word about shelter cats in need.
The AWLQ is currently full to the brim with Cats and Kittens in all 3 of their shelters because people are surrendering their pets unplanned litters. The warmer months see un-desexed Cats breed in huge numbers which is why the non-profit organisation created the National Desexing Network.
Craft 4 Cats will be a fun way to keep the kids busy over the school holiday’s while teaching them the importance of choosing to adopt and to desex their pets.
There are two ways to get involved in the project
1) Make a Cat Softie
2) ‘Adopt’ a Cat Softie
If you choose to make a Softie, you can either download a pattern that suits your ability level (there is a pattern to suit the experienced right through to the basic level crafter!) or you can make one ‘free-hand’.
Whichever way you choose, make sure you check out the examples They’ve provided and read the ‘tips’ section first. This is to ensure that all the softies made are of consistent size, style and quality.
Remember – you don’t need to be a professional sewer or crafter to make a Cat Softie! You can be a total amateur and still create something lovely to contribute to the project! What’s important is that you put your love into it 🙂
If you choose not to make a Softie, then you can still get involved in Craft 4 Cats! All you need to do is ‘adopt’ of our handmade Softies for a small donation. All our Softies will be available to adopt for a donation of either $10 or $20 (depending on the size and the detail of the creation). The AWLQ will be posting photos of the Softies up on their online store as they come into us, so there will be plenty of opportunity to ‘adopt’ a Cat Softie that’s just right for you!