Friday, October 25, 2013

MN's Feline Rescue's Fabulous Feral Cat House Challenge & Food Drive

Hi everyone, Katie here.

We've introduced you to some of our kitty friends at Minnesota's Feline Rescue before. Remember? You squeeed all over yourself with so much kitty-love waiting to be adopted. (click for our Feline Rescue Feature HERE)

We've got an exciting event to share with you...especially you Twin Cities kitties.

What:   Feline Rescue's Fabulous Feral Cat House Challenge & Food Drive
When:  Sunday, October 27, 1:00pm - 3:00pm 
Where: Feline Rescue @ 593 Fairview Avenue North in St. Paul, MN

When the temperatures dip down here in Minnesota, our outdoor friends need shelter to survive. Feline Rescue is looking for colorful, creative, technologically advanced, or simply super functional shelter designs to help keep outdoor kitties safe and warm this winter.

Design and build your own shelter or customize one you purchase. The challenge is yours!

Above: Alley Cat Allies DIY Shelter
Download Instructions HERE
Bring your shelter to the community cat open house at Feline Rescue's adoption center on Sunday, 10/27 between 1-3pm. They'll award two categories: Most creative and warmest for a MN winter. 

Afterwards, participants may keep their shelter for cats they're feeding or donate it to Feline Rescue's outreach program to help other outdoor cats in need.

Whether or not you enter the competition, feel free to stop by and see what others have created. And bring some cat food - canned or dry - for the Community Cat Food Drive!

If you'd like to build a shelter for feral cats you are feeding but don't know where to start, call or email Feline Rescue. They'll give you a list of supplies to bring so you can build one together on October 27.
Phone: 651-642-5900 ext. 4

We're not very handy here at the Townhouse...but we've got FOOD!  We'll be there...won't you please join us?

About Feline Rescue:  Feline Rescue Inc. is a Minnesota based no-kill companion cat rescue organization founded in 1997 in Minneapolis, MN as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Feline Rescue is an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff and is funded exclusively through donations and grants.

They provide rescue and relief to the homeless and endangered cats in our community through programs that offer shelter, foster, social and medical rehabilitation, feral and stray management, spay/neuter subsidy and community education.

You can help make a difference too - Visit Feline Rescue's Donation Page.

Help GLOGIRLY win 10,000 Halo Pets meals for the cats of Feline Rescue!
Please vote for our video Pet 360's Tricks For Treats Competition! We're one of only five finalists!  Let's get our kitties some foods! You can vote 1X a day thru 10/27.  Thank you so much.

VOTE HERE: "Waffles and The Red Dot"

PS from Waffles: I STILL haven't caught the red dot. But I think I know where he lives.


  1. I just can't even imagine what those poor kitties have to endure. :-(

    I voted. Is it a one time vote, or is it daily? I suppose I could find the answer if I really try, but I'm tired.

  2. Thanks, Michelle!
    You can vote once a day through Oct 27.
    We just added that into the blog post too.

    Paws crossed!

  3. What a wonderful idea.
    We vote every day!

  4. I feel REALLY bad for the feral kitties in your state - winters are brutal for them! I'm glad there are humans looking out for these homeless kitties and building shelters for them, 'cause they really need it!

  5. What an event - and we are in New Zealand and CAN'T COME.

    Will you thank them from me. Tell them that someone on the other wisde of the world appreciates what they are doing for feral cats.

    Silver and Marjorie

  6. it is awful for the ferals here in Michigan too, what a fantastic event, wishing them tons of success with it!

  7. Winters are brutal there! Wonderful event and cause. Check out what the NYC Mayor's Alliance did in their Architect For Change program. Architects held a competition to design winter homes for ferals.

  8. It's 35* down South this morning. Brrrrrrrrrrr! Those shelters look cool! Happy Furday. Hope many kitties get help in MN where it's even colder!!!!

  9. What a great event. The ferals here have it difficult enough and they don't face the kind of winters you do up there. We can't imagine how they manage. We hope lots of cats get help through this event!

  10. That sounds like a very cool, fun project, and you get to help kitties, too! :)

  11. We hope this event is a huge success and the kitties get lots of help.

  12. We hope this event is a huge success. We have voted for Waffles and shared on Facebook so our friends can too.

    The Paw Relations

  13. What a terrific event and we imagine that the winters in MN are very harsh so this is something that is very needed for all. WE are purrin for success and we sure do hope you win!!!

  14. I has voted for Waffles too. Love what the organization is doing to help ferals. Great work on their part.

  15. what a great idea!! we hope they get lots of houses.....

  16. A wonderful event! And perfect timing for the cold weather you are getting over there. Thank you for sharing the feral house photo too! We love seeing these!

  17. hope they get what they need and more,xx Speedy

  18. Brilliant idea! I can't imagine it being so cold!!

  19. Sounds like a wonderful event to help the kitties.
    Sue B

  20. Waffles has my vote even tho' I'm not convinced he knows where the red dot lives!

    Love the idea of creating warm safe places for the ferals for such hard winters.

  21. Those cats can't be very feral if you can hold 'em and cuddle 'em. I'd like GG try to do that with me! MOL! When they owned the house, they had the most adorable house on the porch for the ferals. I'll keep voting for Waffles when it lets me.


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