what about a children’s hospital or a cancer unit for pediatrics at an area hospital? a friend ( she has many serious illesses so she does this at home ) of my best friend has a small business where she makes teddy bears, kitties, dogs, etc. called peapodbears.com.
For each bear or other animal that is purchased, she makes another bear and donates it to Children’s hospital of Buffalo or Roswell Park Cancer Institute. In spite of all her suffering ,this woman doesn’t want to see any child suffer so this is her special gift to make them smile, even if it’s for a short time.
At the nursing home where my DH’s grandmother is, they give out stuffed animals to those residents who have no family or friends that visit. It brightens their day just to have something to hold and cuddle.
Do you have any programs at your parish such as an angel tree for Christmas where you pick out a name tag for a little girl or boy. Maybe you could give your animals to that charity.
I think it’s awesome what you are doing.