Those who love both knitting and cats will soon be able to combine their two hobbies as Battersea Dogs and Cats Home launches its first inter-species knitting club.
The world famous animal sanctuary is calling for volunteers to create donations such as knitted blankets and toys which will help to keep their feline guests warm and occupied during the winter months. Members of the Knitting Kittens Club can also knit creations for their own pets, using the cats at Battersea as inspiration.
Battersea was set up as a home for stray and abandoned dogs in 1860, before cats were also admitted (into separate cages one would imagine) in 1883. The home cares for around 8,600 animals across three sites and receives no central government funding.
The Knitting Kittens Club will meet monthly at Battersea’s London Cattery from Wednesday 15 October from 5pm until 8pm.
Admission is a suggested £2 donation, although if you want to give more, they'll be delighted. Knitters should bring their own wool and knitting needles.
Image courtesy of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home