Comfort for Critters was founded by Linda Kastiel Kozlowski, after she adopted a kitten named “Anna,” and wanted to do something for all the pets which she couldn’t take home that day.
Comfort for Critters (www.ComfortForCritters.org) is in desperate need of yarn to reach their goal of delivering 10,000 blankets to abandoned pets this year! If you have a partial skein, left over from a project, or a dozen you never got around to using, they can put it to good use!
Comfort for Critters is an all-volunteer program that creates hand-made (knit or crocheted) blankets to comfort animals living in animal shelters. While these pets await adoption, the blankets provide a comfortable bed year-round. When they are adopted, their blanket goes with them, providing something familiar as they adjust to their “forever family”.
Last year Comfort for Critters delivered over 8,000 blankets to 100+ animal shelters in the US. They have participating shelters in every state, so new crafters are also welcome to create blankets for shelters right in their own area. All CFC blankets are delivered free of charge to the animal shelters which participate in their program. Even shipping is covered using any monetary donations they receive.
“We like for the cats to have something of their own,” says John Lipp, Interim Executive Director, at Town Cats in Morgan Hill, California. “When they are on display at the adoption fair, we place them on your blankets and when they are adopted and we send them out into the world to their new homes, we place them in a carrier on their little blanket, so that each cat has something familiar with him or her.”
Yarn donations can be sent to CFC’s headquarters at 3s139 Sequoia Drive in Glen Ellyn, IL 60137. Yarn, along with crochet hooks and knitting needles, is provided free of charge to local volunteers and area retirement homes so that residents can create blankets without the cost of materials. For more information on this non-profit, visit www.ComfortForCritters.org, or send an email to info@ComfortForCritters.org.