Monday, May 9, 2016

Helping Shelter Kitties on #LostSockMemorialDay

According to the National Day Calendar, May 9 is National Lock Sock Memorial Day. It's a day to say “good-bye” to all of the single socks, the ones where their mates have been lost to the unknown.

But don't throw them away...your local shelter can use them and they can also be turned into fun craft projects! Here's a round-up of some of our favorite ideas:



Make a rice sock as a supplemental heat source for animals recovering from spay/neuter surgery

Baby booties can be used to keep paws warm while animals are under anesthesia and recovering

Make Catnip Kickers for shelter cat enrichment

Make a Sock Hat For Preemies using just the toe of an infant sock


Operation Happy Sock is an all-volunteer, nonprofit project that takes unwanted socks and turns them into catnip toys for homeless cats in animal shelters. Downloadable instructions for this fun project can be found here. Learn how to have a Happy Sock Production Party in your own community too!



Can you think of any other cat-related projects that can be done with socks?

20 comments:

Sasha said...

we hope the lost socks can find somewhere useful to go. Without a pair of socks, one foot would be cold. Cats would need four socks, if they would agree to wear them, which is not likely.

Sasha said...

we hope the lost socks can find somewhere useful to go. Without a pair of socks, one foot would be cold. Cats would need four socks, if they would agree to wear them, which is not likely.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea!!! mom's gots lots of socks without its mate!!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

What a great idea for all of the unmatched socks that eventually collect hopefully awaiting their never-to-return mates!

Fur Everywhere said...

What a great use for baby booties!!

Anonymous said...

Great ideas!

The Menagerie Mom said...

Oh my goodness, I love this. I have so many lonely, single socks (thanks, sock monster!) that I never know what to do with. Now here's a purrfect solution to that! Thank you for sharing this pawesome idea, Mudpie and Melissa! Purrs!

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

I love this post.. combines two things I adore, socks and cats

BoSoxAmy said...

I love these ideas!

BoSoxAmy said...

I love these ideas!

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

What a great idea!!!!

The Swiss Cats said...

Those are pawsome ideas ! Thank you for sharing ! Purrs

Caren Gittleman said...

I had never heard of this day but LOVE the concept!!!! I often make cat toys out of old socks but I love the idea of donating them to shelters. Thanks for posting about it! catchatwithcarenandcody

Maxwell Faraday Richman said...

We love the kitten sweaters but the mom is all about the warmer!!COOL ideas!!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

mudpie....what a total lee kewl eye dea !!! thanx for sharin thiz post; we R gonna print out de eye dea page !! awesum ♥♥♥

The Island Cats said...

What a great use for all those single socks. :)

Three Chatty Cats said...

This is such a great idea. And the video is too cute.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That is such a cool idea- thank you for sharing. I always have lots of lost socks.

Andrew and Tracy M said...

love this, such awesome ideas!!! I will totally be doing some of these!
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Kitties Blue said...

Our mom has done some of these, but others are new to us. Thanks for the great ideas. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo