THE DIFFERENT HOUSE MODELS WE USE TO PROTECT OUR FERAL KITTIES.



The dream, a cat park in every city. A beautiful feeding station.


The houses on this page are part of the many dry and warm shelters we have in our cat colonies in: Sooke, Shirley, Otter Point, Jordan River, and Port Renfrew.They are part of what it is called, a feral cat colony's  feeding station.

Each time we conduct a large rescue where our priority is to spay and nauter the cats to prevent more animals to suffer alone in the wild, we build shelters and find volunteers and food to feed them for as long as they live.

Although the majority of cat rescues follow the Trap/Neuter/Release practice, TNR, we prefer Trap Neuter RETURN.This means that because we work in our own designed area we return the cats back to their original homeland and build them a feeding station.

Groups who do not have a specific area of work and who travel catching cats in other cities cannot return the animals to their own cat families. Consequently, after the cats heal from surgery they are released to farms or other unknown lands to them.

Cats are very territorial and live in a social hierarchical system. They need each other, they cuddle together and they take care of each other. The most humanely and healthy option for the animals is to build them a feeding station with shelters and food like the example below.

    

cat in hay
This is our new luxury model house for a new project we will be soon launching.  A professional carpenter will be building them for us with a lot of love because him and his wife have one of one kitties. 

Our first feeding station was in a very busy trail downtown Victoria. It was sad because many cats lived there. It was just a table that Margarita kept adding things and improving it.

The one on this picture is the first real feeding station we built in Shirley. Still keeps fifteen cats warm and dry.

new station
station next step
We have like a dozen of these warm and dry houses in our colonies. 
Ten cats live in this coloy.
station with plexiglass
branches for station
This beautiful house has been recently donated to us and it is in a forest were dozens of cats needs refuge because it is very cold up there. We have two othere small houses in there, but we urgently need more houses for this colony.
Nineteen cats live in this colony.
branches
station completed
These cuties are Lidia and Ian, two of our young volunteers. They love to help us with the feeding stations. This dog house is nice and dry, but because the door was too wide we just left a triangle in the top covered with lose plastic and a hole for them to escape on the side.        
This is house is in another of our feeding stations.  
Oil
These small ones are important for the cats that sometimes prefer to be alone. However, the roof needs to be longer. This one in particular we use the torch to insulate the roof because it is flat.
We are always in need of styrofoam large cubes to place under the houses with legs as in the feeding station's example.
This shelter was made for a group friend and we like it. It has shingles covering the roof, two holes in the front and a hole in the back. The holes are covered with thick plastic which it is very important due to predators. The majority of the cats do not on inside if the shelter does not have an exit door.
We found this model online and like the brown one beside this one we can lift the roof to change the straw. The roof has shingles and it has two doors with thick plastic on them juust like the cat door in our homes.   
station and trail
inside station
This gorgeous condo is in Turkey, country where cats are respected and well take care of.  
This house is in Italy where the country has laws protecting cats.

 

These houses are in Instabul, in Turkey, a city where laws exist to protect stray cats.