Pets to Benefit from CPL Service Day
Over four dozen crafters filled the Colby City Hall Community room on August 16 for the Colby Public Library 2013 service project: Hot Diggity Dog (and Cat) Days of Summer.
This year, the emphasis is on helping furry four-footed friends, and the humane societies of Clark and Marathon counties, along with the Shih Tzu Rescue of Central Wisconsin, will be the recipients of the items.
During the crafting afternoon for children and the craft and hobby night for adults, 28 small fleece cat blankets and two large dog blankets were crafted for the Humane Society of Marathon County. The Shih Tzu rescue center will be gifted with 15 mini-fleece blankets. A multitude of fleece cat and dog toys were created from the fleece remnants.
Animal beds, made from old sweatshirts, were also sewn. The pet care institutions will be receiving 27 of these. All of the stuffing for the beds was donated by DI, LLC of Abbotsford.
The afternoon was also the Cherokee Chums annual Make-A-Difference Day gathering, and eleven 4-H members and leaders were involved in the service project.
The library also collected a mountain of pet food and shelter cleaning supplies to be divided among the shelters.