Students make cat toys to benefit local shelters


Students assemble cat toys in the lounge during break. The Animal Rights Club will donate the toys to local shelters. Credit: Frank Jiang/ Chronicle

Frank Jiang

Students made cat toys to benefit shelters around Los Angeles.  The Animal Rights Club hosted the event April 15 in the lounge during break.

The club provided all materials necessary to create the toys, including stuffing and small socks.

“We decided that after holding our previous fundraiser, we wanted to do something more fun and creative,” ARC President Amelia Koblentz ’20 said.  “We wanted something hands-on that the community could engage in and with, in order to raise more awareness for animals in need.”

Previously, ARC collected pet supplies and monetary donations for the Los Angeles Animal Service Clubs.  Though the club has not planned any events for the remainder of this year, members will continue to organize activities to aid local shelters in the future, Koblentz said.