Animal Rescues Need You To Donate These 20 Handmade Items

Corrugated Cardboard Box Cat Scratcher

Animal rescues need YOU to do some crafting for good this summer!

Looking for something to make that will also make a difference?

Here are some handmade items that you can make and donate to your favorite animal rescue!

Cash is always the best thing to donate to any non-profit, but if you, like me, just love to make things to donate, or if you, like me, have WAY too many craft supplies that you really ought to start using up (ahem…), there are plenty of handmade gifts that animal rescues can really use.

With each item in my list, below, I’ve included the names of specific non-profits that have expressed interest in that specific handmade donation. The most eco-friendly option is to donate locally, however, so before you get the postal system involved, call around and see if any local animal shelters or wildlife rescues near you would like the thing that you’d like to make.

Handmade Items to Donate to Animal Shelters

Corrugated Cardboard Box Cat Scratcher

Adopt Me Bandana via South Pacific County Humane Society
Adopt Me Bandana via South Pacific County Humane Society
fleece tug toy via Create Laugh Grow
fleece tug toy via Create Laugh Grow
dog treats via Simply Being Mommy
dog treats via Simply Being Mommy
  • dog treats.ย These are best dropped off locally, of course, and not every shelter accepts them or has the same rules about them. For instance, I drive a little further to donate homemade peanut butter pumpkin dog treats to an animal shelter in the next county, because my closest animal shelter doesn’t accept homemade food, and the City of Ames Animal Shelter in Iowa needs an ingredients list with each treat donation. But sometimes you just want to make treats for someone besides yourself, you know?
  • cat treats.ย The same goes for homemade cat treats! The Ark-Valley Humane Society in Colorado accepts homemade cat treats, so check around to see if a shelter close to you does, too!

Handmade Items to Donate to Wildlife Rescues

wildlife rescue pouch

Do you know of other animal shelters or wildlife rescues that accept homemade supplies? Let us know in the Comments!

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