Get your knit on! Battersea Dogs and Cats Home partnered with the very cool Stitch London to create these patterns for catnip mice, in the hopes that some kindly knitters would donate the finished product to their cattery for those cats waiting for adoption. They have been thrilled with the response, and are hopeful for some more donations.

Not a Brit? We're sure that a shelter near you has kitties in need of some fun toys! Cat lovers – pick up your knitting needles! (Added bonus: cats don't mind the occasional crafting booboo.)

Do you sew, rather than knit? Check out these kitty cushions that Battersea designed for kittens.