With the Australian wildfires making headlines over the last few weeks, people across the world have been inspired to reach out and help in any way they can. A local group of crafters set out to join the efforts by making small pouches to keep animals safe. Upon the news of the need, Susan Wilson reached out to find fellow crafters in the community through Facebook and received many inquiries of interest. However, due to overwhelming supplies already being sent, Wilson quickly found that maybe there was a need a little closer to home.
Due to their efforts, the Crafting for Critters group was able to create over 50 dog and cat toys and more than a dozen fleece blankets and heat packs to keep local animals safe and warm. The donations will be given to both the Blue Water Area Humane Society as well as the Humane Society of St. Clair County.
Reporting for WGRT, Karly Hurley.