Inspiration From The Tiniest Kitten
During a Spring 2017 Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) session at a large Bronx colony, a routine check of the outdoor feral cat shelters revealed that most were soggy and tattered after less than one season.
Inside one of these decaying shelters was a heartbreaking scene: five deceased kittens. Our hearts sank until, moments later, a tiny head popped up from a dark back corner of the shelter. It took us about fifteen minutes to dismantle the makeshift shelter which consisted of a styrofoam cooler wrapped in plastic and tape with only one small access hole. Eyes still closed and covered in fleas, a wee calico kitten was rescued in the nick of time and rushed to the vet.
This tiny survivor, who we named Tabitha, provided us with a ray of hope on an otherwise dark day. While bottle-feeding her later that evening, we decided that we could do better for outdoor colony cats and their dedicated caretakers. Inspired by Tabitha’s rescue, our founder designed and built a sturdy weather-proof shelter that is easy to access for emergencies, cleaning and seasonal re-stocking. Made of materials that will withstand the elements for many years, our durable shelters have two points of egress for safety and snap-in flaps for the winter season.
It is our hope to save more lives with these shelters.