STYROFOAM SHELTER BUILDING WORKSHOP FOR FERAL/COMMUNITY CATS
Shelter building supplies are limited to what is on hand.
Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm. Walk-in anytime; please arrive by 2 pm to complete a shelter. Plan on at least an hour of your time for each shelter.
All About Animals Rescue in Warren
23451 Pinewood Street, Warren, MI 48091
These winters can lead to frost bite or death for community cats who don't have proper shelter.
How do I register?
Registration is not necessary, but appreciated. To register; please email your contact information to [email protected]
Shelter Workshop Fee:
Donations are appreciated. Should you not be able to bring a roll of aluminum foil backed Nashua tape (available at Home Depot); rolls will be available for $10. All other supplies are provided. Please note that supplies to build a complete shelter are limited to what we have on hand. Nashua Tape info: homedepot.com/p/Nashua-Tape-1-89-in-x-50-yd-322-Multi-Purpose-HVAC-Foil-Tape-1207792/100030120
Volunteer Builders Welcome!
Don't need the shelters for cats you're working with? Come build and leave them at the rescue! There is no charge for tape when building shelters for the rescue. If you are coming to volunteer, please alert the coordinator when you arrive.
Hey, if your cats aren't fixed yet, make sure you make that a priority too! You can learn how by coming to a TNR class same day as the Shelter Building workshop. TNR class runs from 11:30 am to 2 pm. You will have an hour after class to build a shelter in the workshop across the hall. More information about Trap Neuter Return can be found here: allaboutanimalsrescue.org/stray-cats…
Got questions? Contact us! [email protected]
Winter Shelter Building Supplies Wish List:
• Nashua multi-purpose aluminum foil tape (available at Home Depot in the dryer duct section for $8 a roll; Model # 3220020500, Home Depot Store SKU # 915245)
•Large styrofoam cooler boxes – Just like fish shipment boxes or used for medicines to be shipped to hospitals. Check with your large chain pet shops, grocery stores, veterinary hospitals and human hospitals. Interior measurements of coolers should be an absolute minimum of 12 inches high and 18 inches wide. Preferred is 18 inches high and 20 to 22 inches wide.
• In lieu of Styrofoam coolers, heavy duty plastic storage tubs: two heavy duty storage bins that fit inside of each other with plenty of room for insulation between the two (on all sides and the top). Smaller of the two should be at least an 18 gallon. Outer container preferably should be Rubbermaid – won’t crack in cold weather.
• Straw (not hay. Dry straw that hasn’t been wet before)
• Reflectix mylar insulation – Found at Lowes/Home Depot in the insulation department. ($24)