Wednesday, March 4, 2009

How Does Operation Happy Sock Work?

Operation Happy Sock creates and delivers catnip toys to homeless cats in animal shelters. Volunteers of all ages make simple toys, called "Happy Socks," by stuffing catnip and polyester fiberfill in the toe of a sock and tying a knot at the ankle.

Simple, but a GREAT catnip toy!

Ideally, the folks who make Happy Socks deliver them to the cats themselves. This is a great way to get kids to visit their local animal shelter and learn that THIS is the place to find a feline family member – not a breeder or pet store. It’s also a terrific opportunity to deliver the spay/neuter message to kids.

Happy Sock catnip toys are more than mere playthings for stressed-out cats in strange surroundings. A whiff of catnip can be very therapeutic, and a soft, fluffy Happy Sock is the feline equivalent of a cuddly teddy bear. Since many shelters have no budget for toys, these big, generous Happy Socks are a very special and welcome donation.

Ready to start Operation Happy Sock in your area?

You’ll find complete details on this blog, so please read on!

And be sure to tell your friends, neighbors, and any kids you know about this project.

THANK YOU, and may all your socks be Happy Socks!


”The Happy Sock Lady”


  1. Daaaaaw! Sure, reel us in with an adoreable kitten... No really, this looks like an awesome project, good on ya!

  2. When the dryer eats one sock donate the other. Love it

  3. Love this idea. I have tons of socks that are missing the second one or that I can't wear anymore. Of course, I wouldn't be able to take all of them out of our house. We have five kitties of our own that love toys.

  4. Hi your blog is very informative. Great idea, shelter is the always important place for pets. They can do rest, play there. Cats like kids so they also like to play with toys. By giving them toys you can make them happier. To buy online cat toys go to Pets Department.

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