Even more crucial than supplying food during the winter are shelters (and homes) for stray cats. For our cats, cold and wet weather can pose several risks. For this reason, Philip Rogich, a resident of Ogden, Utah, decided to build tiny houses for stray and wild cats.
Everyone, according to Philip, has a garage-stored cooler that isn’t being used. For this reason, he uses these abandoned coolers to create dry, comfortable spaces so these stray cats can survive during the harsh Utah winters.
“Normally, the cooler maintains a chilly temperature. Philip stated, “We plan to use it to keep animals warm. I have a 6-inch drill bit, and after you’ve drilled the hole, all you have to do is add some pipe insulation to cushion it. This will prevent cats from scraping against sharp edges, he said.
“And then on the inside, Philip explained, you just use a straw. Because straw can dry out, it has been utilized as animal bedding for hundreds of years. And there you have it! Cooler for cats! This-sized cooler has enough room for two or three cats!
In only a few minutes, Philip can turn old coolers that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill into comfortable homes for cats to be safe and warm throughout the harsh Utah winter. He works on each cooler for around five minutes, building them for not much money and with some effort.
Philip has already built a lot of shelters and dispersed them throughout his neighborhood. For Philip, the entire project is more of a passion, but he sees it as a humanitarian gesture rather than just a project. In order to help those in need, whether they be human or animal, he needs to show how creativity and kindness can come together in a magical way.
He claimed that “[feral cats] just disappear, get overlooked.” In the winter, they experience cold as well. They are living creatures. They deserve to have their fundamental needs covered because they are living creatures.
Throughout the coming winter and the following years, Philip intends to build these feral cat coolers. You can get in touch with Philip on Facebook if you want to donate supplies or perhaps learn how to build some shelters on your own.
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