On Sunday, December 7, from 10 am – 12 pm, cat lovers from across the Denver metro area gathered together to make a difference for community cats out in the cold this season. Metro Denver C.A.T., in partnership with Denver Animal Shelter and the Animal Assistance Foundation, hosted this event, building warm winter cat shelters for outdoor cats. Approximately 45 volunteers, some affiliated with C.A.T. partner groups and some unaffiliated, gathered together at Denver Animal Shelter to build 50 water-proof, weather-proof, insulated cat shelters. Each shelter was either immediately distributed to help provide winter shelter for community cats across Denver County or ended up at The Feline Fix, awaiting distribution to cats in need. This type of warm, safe shelter to can provide a vital tool for survival for a community cat living through the cold winter months. Many of the participants in the event were helping to build shelters for any cats in need in our community. Several volunteers, though, had specific cats in mind during the project. A few of the shelters were personalized for the cats they were built for and are already in use. It was exciting to see so many community members working together and, in just over an hour and a half, make a difference for so many cats.
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