Pug and I spend a lot of time laying on the back of the couch, looking out the window. In the wintertime, we wonder how our outdoor comrades, the feral cats, are faring and hope they’re okay.
In big cities like New York, there are large feral cat populations. Many of these cats do have dedicated caretakers who feed them, control their populations through TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) and try to provide shelter during the winter.
There’s a very cool initiative taking place this coming week, sponsored by The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals and Architects for Animals…it’s called Architects for Animals: Giving Shelter. NYC’s most prestigious architects donate their time and talents to build imaginative shelters for NYC’s feral cats. Their creations will be on display at an event this week and then placed throughout the city to help keep feral kitties warm, dry and safe.
If you’re in the NYC area, you should check it out! Here are event details:
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Steelcase Showroom, 4 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019.
Admission is a $20 donation. You can RSVP here.
Shelter in above photo was designed by architect Dana Edelson. Photo courtesy, Architects for Animals