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Architects for Animals: Giving Shelter
An evening to benefit the NYC Feral Cat Initiative of the
Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Steelcase Showroom, 4 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019
For the estimated tens of thousands of cats who live in backyards, vacant lots, alleys, and numerous other outdoor locations throughout our city, wintertime is especially difficult. Many of these cats are cared for by dedicated caretakers who feed them daily, monitor their health, and go to great lengths to have them spayed or neutered through Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). TNR has proved to be the only truly humane and effective way to manage feral cat colonies and reduce their numbers over time.
For the past four years, some of New York's most prestigious architectural designers, through an inventive project called Architects for Animals, have been helping our city's kitties by creating imaginative winter shelters to provide them with a refuge from the cold. We are delighted once again this year to present at this event a new collection of unique, inspired Architects for Animals winter shelters for public viewing before they are donated to community cat caretakers and placed in locations throughout the city.
This year's participating architectural teams include Bailly & Bailly, Carlton Architecture, Francis Cauffman Architects, deSoto studio Architects, Incorporated Architecture & Design, Elham Valipay and Haleh Atabaki of Mish Mish, M Moser Associates, Two One Two Design, and Zimmerman Workshop Architecture + Design, to name a few.
Admission is a $25 donation ($10 for Certified TNR Caretakers) and includes the exhibit, hors d'oeuvres, and drinks. You may RSVP in advance online through January 29, and a limited number of tickets also will be available at the door.