Even more important than winter food supplies are shelters (and homes) for stray cats. Cold and wet weather poses some risks to our cats. Because of this, Ogden, Utah resident Philip Rogic decided to build tiny homes for stray and feral cats. According to Phillips, everyone has a freezer in their garage but doesn’t use it. Because of this, he used these discarded coolers to create a dry, comfortable space for these stray cats to survive the harsh Utah winter.
“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!