Photo: L. Farrell
Thousands of feral cats call New York City home, and while they may be resourceful, winter's freezing temperatures can be difficult for them.
These felines need help surviving the year's coldest months, so every year Architects For Animals enlists some of the city's top architectural firms to design shelters for New York's homeless cats.
Founded by Leslie Farrell, Architects for Animals is a fundraiser that benefits the Mayor's Alliance's Feral Cat Initiative, a program working to solve feral cat overpopulation through a method of trap, neuter and return.
Participating architects worked with feral cat colony caretakers to ensure that their shelters would be feline-friendly. Each of the shelters will be installed at a feral cat community within the city.
You can check out this year's entries below.
The Cathaus, which was voted the audience favorite, is a Bauhaus-inspired modular design that can be easily duplicated to create additional cat shelters. The structure consists of three stacked compartments made from 2-inch insulated foam boxes.
Feline Folly 2
Take a look at couple other innovative cat shelter designs below.
Time Machine for Kittens
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