According to the Mayor’s Alliance, these imaginatively designed yet practical structures will keep cats safe and warm during the winter months. Following the exhibition, the shelters will be installed in pre-determined outdoor locations throughout New York City where colonies of community cats are cared for by certified caretakers. All of the cats have undergone TNR. “Trap, neuter, return”, Alliance President Jane Hoffman told 1010 WINS, ” is the key to keeping down cat intake at Animal Care and Control, so it’s really crucial to our whole mission of reducing euthanasia at our city shelters”.
Some of the past outdoor cat shelters designed through the Architects For Animals initiative; Animals lovers at the 2013 event; Community cats being cared for on the streets of NYC. Photo Credit: Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals-NYC Feral Cat Initiative)
This year’s participating architectural teams include Bailly & Bailly, Carlton Architecture, Francis Cauffman, deSoto studio Architects, Incorporated, Elham Valipay and Haleh Atabaki of Mish Mish, M Moser Associates, Two One Two Design, and Zimmerman Workshop Architecture + Design, to name a few.
Admission is a $25 donation ($10 for Certified TNR Caretakers) and includes the exhibit, hors d’oeuvres, and drinks. A raffle also will be featured this year. You may RSVP in advance online at AnimalAllianceNYC.org.
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