Saturday, 12 January 2019

Cat Shelter Building Workshop, Toronto Street Cats, Toronto, ON

From 10am to 2pm, I was at a cat shelter building workshop organized by Toronto Street Cats.  The workshops are held every two weeks throughout the fall and winter season in the garage of the Toronto Humane Society  I've been going since November ... it's so nice helping the kitties in Toronto keep warm and dry during the cold winter.

Our mission: improve the lives of Toronto’s homeless cats by offering spay/neuter services, free for feral cats, and building overwintering shelters. We are also working to increase public awareness about Toronto’s homeless cat population and the importance of spay/neuter and trap/neuter/return (TNR). 

We are part of the Toronto Feral Cat Coalition, working together to implement strategic TNR programs to sterilize Toronto’s feral cats, decrease shelter intake and reduce euthanasia rates.

There were 44 volunteers today and we broke a record ... we made 172 shelters (apparently the last record was 167 shelters built in December 2013)!  Wow!


Here were the bins which would soon be made into the cat shelters.


Insulation was cut for inside the bins.


The insulation was placed in the bins and then taped.

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After

Thom then drilled entrance holes into the bins.


Then we started attaching the entrance tubing.

Before
After

The bins were then ready for straw.


Notices were glued to the top of the lids.


The shelters are available to caretakers and colonies in need for $15 and refurbished ones are $5.


The Humane Society donated food for anyone needing cat colonies.



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