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by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Causes.

I have two barn cats currently residing deep within several old straw bales. They appear happy – but after seeing these creations, it’s a good thing they don’t have Internet.

The second-annual Architects for Animals project (otherwise known as “Awesome Cats Shelters You Can’t Buy/Afford) was held last week in New York City to benefit the NYC Feral Cat Initiative. The event was formed last year as a way to draw attention to the tens of thousands of feral and homeless cats throughout the city – as well as raise money for the organizations helping to keep them warm during the winter.

“The architectural community has been wonderful,” said Leslie Farrell, who created the event. “For the second straight year, the participating design firms are enthusiastically embracing this important cause and supporting the efforts of the New York City Feral Cat Initiative.”

All of the designs are eventually donated to local colony caretakers under the leadership of the Feral Cat Initiative. You can see some of the awesome creations from last year in the video below. For a gallery of this year’s winners (as well as information on how to donate/participate), jump here.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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