We are raising funds for Nature Abounds' newest Volunteer Program, Knitters for Nature's Critters to expand beyond Little Penguins to help other animals that are in need of knitted products and especially where natural disasters in the United States have occurred. Did you know that with the Moore, OK tornado alone, over 3,000 dogs and cats were sent to shelters. Shelters are in need of blankets and sweaters, and Nature Abounds hopes to help with that.
Currently, Nature Abounds has volunteers knitting sweaters for Little Penguins that are affected by oil spills. The sweaters are used prior to volunteers giving them a bath to removed oil. The sweaters help keep the penguins alive by keeping them warm and by keeping them from preening their feathers. If a penguin ingests just an oil patch the size of an adult fingernail, it can die.