Feral Friday: Stylish Homes for Homeless Cats

Check out these fabulous cat condos! They were designed by some of New York’s most prestigious architectural designers.

Photo by Lucio Santos/FXFOWLE

Photo by Lucio Santos/FXFOWLE

Photo by Dana Edelson

I bet your are wondering what kind of fortune a kitty has to pay to have one of these? Well, guess what — the answer is nothing. That’s because they are shelters for the homeless cats living in New York City. For the past three years, a project called Architects for Animals has been creating winter shelters to help protect New York’s feral cats from the elements. Each year, there is an exhibition and reception of these fabulous shelters, held by Architects for Animals and the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals to benefit the New York City Feral Cat Initiative.

The photos you see here are from the past two years. Last year, a lucky cat even got to pose in one of the shelters!

Photo by Christine Rangel

Photo by Christine Rangel

Photo by Christine Rangel

Photo by Christine Rangel

This year’s participating designers include: H3 Hardy Collaborative Architecture; Francis Cauffman Architects; M Moser Associates; Callison Barteluce; Stonehill & Taylor Architects, with a team of students from City College; Zimmerman Workshop; Kathryn Walton of The American Street Cat (TASC); and Pilot Projects Design Collective. The reception will be Thursday, January 10 from 6 to 8 PM at the Steelcase Showroom, 4 Columbus Circle, New York. The donation is $20, or $10 for Certified TNR Caretakers. If you live in the New York area, you must attend! You may even run into I Have Cat blogger, Tamar! Click on the banner below to RSVP.

Architects for Animals Giving Shelter Reception

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