CHICAGO — The Anti-Cruelty Society is hosting a virtual day of service for people who want to help animals in need Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The animal rescue organization’s staff will teach participants how to make no-sew pet beds and cat and dog toys from items found around the home and how to train dogs. They’ll also provide a behind-the-scenes tour of the animal shelter, visits with adoptable pets and conversations with animal welfare experts, according to an Anti-Cruelty Society news release.
All of the activities will be held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.
There will be sessions 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Registration in advance is required to access the event. The event is open to people of all ages, families, community groups and businesses.
The event is free, but donations will be accepted. People who want to participate can request craft supply kits in advancing by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those who wish to participate in the crafting workshops will make no-sew pet beds, dog tug toys, kitty cork toys, catnip sachets and kitty cardboard mice. People who don’t get a kit should gather 2 yards of fleece, one T-shirt, six corks, one pushpin, one bag of craft feathers, four pipe cleaners, one bag of cotton balls, one bag of dried catnip, cotton fabric, a ruler, cardboard, non-toxic glue, scissors and online craft instructions.
The toys and other items can be donated to the society’s shelter, 150 N. LaSalle St., or can be mailed to 157 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60654.
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