One word kept coming up at the Ballarat Animal Shelter: cute!
Buninyong Girl Guides dropped off handmade toys and blankets for the shelter's 90 cats and kittens.
Girl guide Mackenzie Burrows, 10, said it was fun making toys for the furry friends.
"We were making dangly, noisy ones with bells and we made some ropey ones with string and wool to hang up for them to play with," Ms Burrows said.
"The kittens are so cute."
Shelter Coordinator Kathryn Doroshenko-Pempel said the donations would be used to furnish new cat cages constructed thanks to community donations.
Local community groups have been invited to take ownership of the cats' new homes, and adorn their cages with toys and carpets.
The shelter's administration supervisor Kathy Horvat said it was important for pet-owners to look after their cats responsibly.
"Strays get brought in every day," Ms Horvat said.
Ms Horvat said it was important to desex and microchip your cat, and to follow the dusk til dawn cat curfew.
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