As with every year, I make a donation to the NH SPCA in Stratham NH, $1.00 for every needle felted cat toy I sell. It was $83.00--- so much better than last year! I make the cat toys out of wool that I get from a local farm in Epping NH. I get the cat nip herb from a local tea and herb shop in Nottingham NH. I think these balls are wonderful because I believe everyone wins, the tea shop, the farm, the owner of the cat, and of course, the cat.
I have been thinking that this new year, I might change where I donate the sales. Don't get me wrong- I love the Stratham SPCA- I have gotten my Rosie and Elizabeth from there. There are some other programs out there that I believe are important also. There are programs that I have dealt with the last couple of years that have helped with low cost spaying and TNR (trap neuter release). I have 4 cats now that were feral/strays in their earlier life and they have turned into such wonderful pets, everyday, they amaze me with the amount of love they give back to me. I want to give back to these smaller organizations also. I will still give a donation to the NH SPCA.