A suggested solution was to get some toys over to these critters asap in order to keep them entertained during these times of trouble.
Always inspired by a desire to make animals happier... as Captain of Team EFA- I suddenly spearheaded a pet toy drive within the Etsy for Animals membership which I dubbed Operation Chew Toys !
|Rebecca of KneeDeepOriginals|
created this card for our project
I had reclaimed a huge bagful of remnant fleece scraps from a clothing manufacturer some years ago... so I happily set about to cut strips upon strips of fleece fabric in order to create braided toys.
|Nicole of Brizel4TheAnimals|
worked with reclaimed fleece fabrics and
produced 42 braided tugs in various colors / sizes
Thirty were shipped out to the NYC animal care facility in Staten Island and twelve to the Emergency Vet Center there as they have been diligently making pet food distributions to those in need in this hard hit area.
|The bulk of these went out to|
NYC Animal Care & Control
of Staten Island
All told... Team EFA's Operation Chew Toys successfully sent out over 360 pet toys- for feline & canine, to three different locations including the Humane Society in Newark, NJ. To see what other team members created- click HERE.
It is our sincere hope that these toys will be distributed to those needy sheltered dogs and cats at the earliest opportunity.
It is also my hope that their owners and other charitable people will find it in their hearts to adopt a sheltered animal in need of a home.