Charity Urges Stock-Piled Toilet Roll Tubes Be Donated To AnimalsAdd to Lightbox Download
British people are being urged to do something useful with their stockpiled toilet rolls – donate the used tubes to animals in need.
Animal charity RSPCA say the cardboard inners can be used as DIY enrichment toys for animals in their care, or can be made into toys for your pets at home.
They explain: “With reports of families stockpiling loo rolls leaving supermarket shelves empty, there will soon by lots of toilet roll tubes going spare. The RSPCA is encouraging families who haven’t been diagnosed with Covid-19, who haven’t been told to self-isolate and who don’t have any symptoms of Coronavirus, to save their loo roll tubes and donate them to their local animal rescue centre.”
The charity’s Gonsal Farm Animal Centre, in Shropshire, appealed on Facebook to local families not to throw out the cardboard tubes but to save them and drop them off at the centre in Dorrington.
They said: “With everyone stocking up on toilet roll lately, all we are asking for is the empty tubes! You can make so many DIY enrichment toys for all animals out of cardboard tubes and we love providing plenty for our animals to interact with. So keep us in mind when you finish, and don't forget to wash your hands!”
The animal welfare charity has also come up with a number of DIY makes families can try at home with their leftover toilet roll tubes if they find themselves bored due to self-isolation or looking for new ways to entertain their pets:
Dog treat cracker:
Pop your dog’s favourite treats inside the tube and scrunch each end in on itself to seal the tube then set your pooch the task of getting to the treat!
Cat game: Stack 15
tubes on top of each other in a pyramid formation and glue them. Hide your cat’s favourite treat in one of the tubes or pop a chase toy through the tube from the back and play!
Treat ball: For small dogs, cats, rabbits, rodents or pet birds. Cut one tube into five equally-sized rings. Slot two rings together to make an int
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