Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Architects For Animals Project Showcases Hip Housing For NYC's Feral Cats

Dana Edelson

When you think of New York City's great landmarks, buildings like The Empire State, Chrysler, and Guggenheim, all come to mind. However, a group of prestigious architects from around the city have teamed up to create some very important pint sized designs, all for the benefit of feral kitties.

Lucio Santos / FXFOWLE

Dana Edelson

Architects for Animals, now in its third year, is an initiative held in cooperation with the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, to help bring awareness to the city's homeless cat population. 

Since cats need winter shelters to help protect them from freezing temperatures, the architectural teams are tasked with building stylish, innovative outdoor shelters, that are put on display, and ultimately donated to community cat caretakers around the city.

Dana Edelson

Christine Rangel

This year's "Giving Shelter" benefit will be held on Thursday, January 10 at the Steelcase Showroom in NYC. Admission is a $20 donation ($10 for Certified TNR Caretakers) and includes the debut of this year's designs, hors d'oeuvres, and drinks. If you can't make it to the event, online donations to the New York City Feral Cat Initiative are also accepted, and appreciated. The program aims to humanely reduce the number of community cats in NYC, and improve the plight of those cats currently living outdoors through the humane, non-lethal method of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR).

Lucio Santos / FXFOWLE

Christine Rangel



T said...

LOVE! Thanks so much Stefanie for bringing attention to this important topic. I'm so excited about this event and cant' wait to go!

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

Thanks Stephanie for sharing. I just shared my post about it. I can't wait to go and hope to see you there!

katsrus said...

Those are so awesome. I love they are making life better for feral cats.
Sue B

Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals said...

RSVP for Architects for Animals: Giving Shelter at this link by midnight tonight or take your chances are the door tomorrow!

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