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Ancient Arts Meow Collection Yarn
Yarn with a purpose! Created for the love of our feline friends! Ancient Arts was inspired by the colors of cats for their Meow Collection. Every skein of yarn sold, Ancient Arts makes a donation to the Best Friends Animal Society to benefit stray and abandoned cats. This lovely hand dyed Bluefaced Leicester Wool yarn is a fingering weight superwash wool. Use it to knit shawls, scarves, socks, and even lace.
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|Ancient Arts Meow Collection Yarn|
|Fiber Content||100% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester Wool|
|Yarn Weight||100 gram hank|
|Yardage/Ball||approx. 437 yards|
|Gauge||30 sts to 4" on US 0-2 needles, fingering weight|
|Care||Machine wash, lay flat to dry|
DID YOU KNOW?
Today, cats are the most neglected, most numerous, and most euthanized companion animal in North America. Cats are the most euthanized companion animal in North American shelters. In fact, statistics show that an estimated 1.1 million cats were brought to Canadian shelters in 2011. Of these cats, nearly half were euthanized due to a lack of space/resources to care for them, or due to illness (CFHS Cats in Canada Report 2012). An estimated 70 million stray cats live in the United States, and 70% of the cats who reach American shelters are euthanized each year (ASPCA).
Non-profit groups such as MEOW Foundation in Canada, and Best Friends Animal Society in the US, are working to end feline and canine homelessness by eliminating the use of euthanasia as a means of population control, and instead are promoting and educating the public on the use of alternatives (see below). The Meow Foundation, based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, has helped more than 14,000 local cats and kittens since 2000. Best Friends Animal Society, based in Kanab, Utah, USA, has 900+ partners around the US all working together to end the problem of companion animal euthanasia. Thanks to this partnership 331,000 cats and dogs have been adopted across Utah by shelters and coalition members since 2000.
PROGRAMS these CHARITIES PROMOTE
Rescue and Adoption
Rescue and Adoption Programs care for and re-home stray and abandoned cats and dogs. Animals admitted to these programs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped for permanent ID, and given shelter at adoption centres or in a foster home, while waiting for their forever homes.
TNR programs are specifically designed to assist feral cats who do not have the level of socialization necessary for adoption into homes. Cats in these programs are humanely trapped, spayed or neutered, microchipped, and returned to their neighbourhoods. Trained community caregivers provide them with the essentials necessary for survival outdoors.
Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP programs subsidize the cost of feline spay/neuter surgeries for individuals financially in-need, and promote responsible pet ownership.
Together, these programs help reduce the number of stray and abandoned animals, while promoting responsible pet ownership. Most importantly, we’re helping create a society that values the life of every companion animal!
I'm currently knitting a shawl with Meow Collection fingering weight yarn in Cat's Eye Blue as a birthday present for a friend's daughter. The yarn is the exact color of her cat's eyes and I'm having a great time creating the shawl in the Cat's Paw Lace pattern. This yarn knits up beautifully, the fabric it creates is soft and warm. What's just as nice is the fact that some of the profits from the purchase of this yearn goes to help feral cats, a subject my friend's daughter is passionate about. I think she's going to purr happily over her birthday present.
Excellent yarn! Going to use to make the knitted tabby cat. Color looks just like an orange tabby.
Am delighted with this lovely wool, the shades are exactly what I was after and it has such a soft, wonderful texture; am really looking forward to working with it! :)
Giving to my daughter for her birthday so have not seen it knitted up yet. Shading reminds me of her tortoiseshell kitty! I'm envisioning a scarf wrapped around her neck--if the tortie doesn't claim it first
I chose the Grey Tabby--what beautiful yarn! I haven't wound it or knit with it, but I did pat it as I would my own cat, and because it's a gift I was careful not to drool on it :-) I've been a supporter of Best Friends for years, and am so pleased that U.S sales of this yarn will benefit this fine organization. The yarn arrived promptly--I will be a repeat customer.
Had no idea there was such a product out there & that it was connected with a good cause.