After the success of the first Crafts for Shelter Pets Club project in 2015, Wilton teens gathered together again toward the end of 2016 to create no-sew beds for homeless pets. In October, middle school teens joined the Crafts for Shelter Pets club at Trackside Teen Center and initiated a donation drive for fleece blankets and fleece material. Thanks to the generous donations from members of the Wilton community, the teens received enough materials to complete over 20 pet beds.
On Monday Dec. 19, the teens visited the Animals in Distress no-kill cat shelter in Wilton to personally deliver their pet beds and spend some time with the cats in need of permanent homes. The teens spent an hour playing with the cats and learning about what goes into maintaining a no-kill animal shelter.
“Trackside would like to thank the Wilton community for generously donating the materials we needed to support this project. The teens love helping animals in need and we are glad to provide this opportunity,” said Trackside program director Amy Nassef. “The volunteers at Animals in Distress provided a terrific experience for the teens by inviting them to spend time at the shelter and learn more about helping animals in need.”
The Crafts for Shelter Pets Club will return to Trackside next October. To learn more about this project or other opportunities for teens to give back to the community, contact Nassef via email or call 203.834.2888.