|Erica and her WARL adoptee Frisco|
and the wonderful assortment of
handmade blankets and toys.
|Sarah wraps Trip, a puppy mill survivor,|
in one of the brightly colored blankets.
Bags of the handmade comforters fill the
When Erica and Sarah decided to use the Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award a Girl Scout Cadet can earn, as a means to help the animals at the Washington Animal Rescue League, they decided to do something crafty, useful and long lasting. Their brightly colored hand-made fleece blankets and toys are now enjoyed by almost every dog and cat in the shelter. The fringed blankets were created with the many different animals in mind -- smaller kitty condo sized blankets, large dog beds and every size in between. The girls are definitely, in the words of the Girl Scout handbook, "using their knowledge and leadership skills to make a difference in the world. "