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This Dad Built A ‘Cataquarium’ For Freezing Cats On Thanksgiving
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This Dad Built A ‘Cataquarium’ For Freezing Cats On Thanksgiving

Here’s a strange sight that we don’t quite know what to make of: a concerned soul living on a farm built what they call a “cataquarium” for strays or outdoor cats that live in the area to seek shelter in when it gets cold or wet outside. The catch? One side of the enclosure is a window into the owner’s house, meaning that they get to see all the cats hiding inside!

All we know about the creator is that he lives on a farm and that he loves cats. That’s a bit too many cats for any one person to rescue, so providing them with some warmth and shelter seems like the next best thing!

(h/t: ericscheel)

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SaraTsutsumida
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a terrible headline. I thought he was freezing cats.

JoshTodd
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is the funniest thing I've read today

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AnaIrani
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

that is so creative and lovely and brilliant.

LucretiaBlood
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a wonderful human being.

VeronikaNikolSpasova
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Greathful work! LOVE COMPASSION AND TOLERANCE! MEOW >"<

AndreaSmith
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love this! I bought a house that came with over a dozen stray cats to our surprise! !

CaraGwinn
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I LOVE this! I feel so bad when i see a cat outside or hear them meowing outside when it's freezing! Glad to see that someone else cares!

MarshalSudrala
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Buy plastic tubs with lids from Walmart. Cut a hole and fill with straw. This way your neighborhood cats will have warm place to sleep.

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BarbaraMaloney
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My husband & I built something similar a few years back (we're also on a farm. Quick & easy project...how the idea catches on.

SaraYankowski
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Open the window and see what happens

PatriciaDrebit
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

think you need to build another one , maybe ad some straw :)

SarahofBorg
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Really cute, but the kitties must be looking inside and thinking they wanna come in!

JenniVaris
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

For cats that don't know each other to be packed so tightly, that's not natural for cats. There must not be any other shelters around..

JoanneRead
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They are farm cats. So they do know each other. Just not house cats. They live on his farm, take care of his vermin, etc.

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KathieTaylorMudge
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wonderful man but he should contact cat rescues who will HELP him trap and fix them, then eventually there will NOT be too many cats. I've done it by myself and I know rescues will help.

SaraYankowski
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Open the window and see what happens!

MarcShakter
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Holy crap, you love the strays so much have them spayed and find homes for them.

Amanda Anonda
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

By just putting a covered plastic box and old rag in your yard, you can save a cat, too. :)

ArleneRuksza-Lenz
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What's it made from? A great idea toshare the warmth from their home. :)

Martha Waltien
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We have five or six insulated, straw filled, and in 2 instances, heated cat shelters on our property. But elevating it is great!

EricaJS
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He should put straw in there too to keep them warm.

catscatscats
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How wonderful to give them shelter! I rescue also.Are they being spayed & neutered?That's VITAL along with shelter and finding forever homes

Yolopop Tai
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My first thought was like "WHAT THIS GUY IS FREEZING CATS? What's he diong with them?!" XD

JosephHerrera
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Finally. Good news. Im sick and tired of all the animal abuse Stories. This warms my heart.

GinetteDominique
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Good job but i hope he is also spaying and neutering all the ferrals...and makes plans to find them homes...stop the cycle..

TheresaMarthey
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Bad headline but a fantastic story of a person who cars about cats

SusanWhite
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i want one for every window

Barbara Maloney
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We built something similar a few years back (we're also on a farm). Quick, easy & inexpensive to do. Hope more people build them

BarbaraMaloney
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I did a similar thing for our cats (we're also on a farm). Easy & quick project ...hope it catches on

RobinHart
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So kind but looks like he needs to make a bigger one! Do all of those cats live on his property? Hope they are practicing TNR.

TylerHans
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Me too. "Dad made heated terrarium for the freezing cats on Thanksgiving." Would be more suitable. Freezing cats for Thanksgiving...

Wind Chimes
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Freezing" can be a verb or an adjective. While the headline uses the adjective, so many read "Freezing" as a verb causing good to be cruel.

WindChimes
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Freezing" can be a verb or an adjective. While the headline uses the adjective it is interesting so many read "Freezing" as a verb.

LuciePepin
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Being a cat advocate, I didn't think that at all

CarolynMcauliffe
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i like it protect the cats from the cold and wind they do keep the mice and rats down on the farm

CaroleRutt
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think it's awesome! Bless his heart!! Hope he provides them with food and water also!!

MarisaSpinelli
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think it is a great idea..... some insulation and the warmth from the house will keep it warm

KimberleyBurger
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think this is a great idea- poor kitties can now stay warm!

RobinYoung
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What an Amazing Ideal!! I Would sooo have one if I lived in the country. Im sure I could talk Damon into tht, rather thn them all coming in!

catwomanliz
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was looking for ear tips to see if the cats are spayed/neutered Hard to tell. Hope so!

catwomanliz
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was looking for ear tips to see if the cats are spayed/neutered. Hard to tell. Hope so!

JuanitaKunenGruss
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I find all kinds of things for my outside kitties this is so nice to see the cats

PattyBrain
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love this!! What an awesome idea!!

JenniferRansier
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wonderful idea! For the kitties and the kiddies.... Hope people decide to do this!!!

KarinColeman
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

think that's a lot of cats needing a home...good job guys for caring

MargaritaMuñoz
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sweet idea! Gotta love someone who loves animals :)

AstridNebelfleck
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hope they catch all those strays and have them fixed! It's a perfect opportunity and prevents future generations of starving kitties!

CarolHernon
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great idea, great for the cats, and I'd buy one of those! So smart.

Marjorie Hanson
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He should be making these commercially as they would sell and be such a help to these poor strays who are cold.

MarjorieHanson
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love this! He should build them and sell them commercially! I know they would sell. What a wonderful service for the cats!

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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awwww! How sweet!

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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think that is so sweet :)

AnwarA.Kader
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Good idea to keep cats worm in cold season

JaneStanley
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I thought it was a death trap too. And possibly dinner for a struggling farmer and his family. Get a sub who knows how to write headlines!

CaroleDCoon
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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SarahBridger
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's wonderful. Only feel a little sorry for them being able to see into the lovely warm home and can't get in it

Anna-StoshaMazeika
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We need more people who think like this. He has a good heart glad those kitty's can go somewhere warm when it gets colder. :))

CarolOpenshaw
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think it's a wonderful way to help the cats. Being as he is creative he should build them a bigger house,

NinelivesminusoneAddams
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lol, funny headline, but I understand what you refer when mentioned cataquiruim. Lol, pretty cool.

Rachel Rawlings
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's such an awesome idea! Wonderful caring family making a difference!!!

KrisKing
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wonderful Idea! I wish I could do it and maybe someday I will.

TammyPeana
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Absolutely love it Dad!!! Bless you!!!

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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awesomeness!! I feel for any domesticated animal that has to bear the elements!! Weather, hot or cold, it is so nice of this guy to care!!

Tammy Horsman
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

get these cats fixed fixed fixed

Tammy Horsman
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

by the way cats do not like to huddle together like dogs in a pack

H-l Rankin
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's NOT "too many to rescue"; I only count ten of 'em and I do that several times a year. All you have to do is spay and vaccinate.

H-lRankin
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

that's NOT "too many to rescue"; all you have to do is get them spayed and vaccinated. I've done it.

AnnetteHammond
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is a wonderful thing to do. BUT i know for a fact the strays i feed outside would never cuddle inside this. Which is a shame.

TessVanderpol
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a kind thing to do for the cats. Too bad more people don't have such a min soul.

KimberlyMauzy
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's so sweet! Way to go dad;)

MindyCousins
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is a wonderful idea everyone should have this for animals its going to be a cold winter I hope my husband will build one ♡

CAMcLeod
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think he may need another window soon. How do they stay warm? Insulated? Beautiful cats, maybe adoption if can, for now safe and fed.

LouiseCooper
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I knew it was a nice story because the kids were smiling.

Silvia Almeida
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Besides the winning headline, this person’s idea is wonderful! Big heart! Happy Hollidays.

Silvia Almeida
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

HAHAHAHAHA Whoever wrote this headline is a genius!!!

CarrieFoster
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

http://www.alleycat.org/sheltergallery How to make your own shelters for ferals!

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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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AngelaAlexander-Roth
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love it! I take all the strays around us to get spayed/neutered if they are around more than 2weeks. Provide shelter, food & water <3

Lois Rodriguez
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Good idea this man have big heart i like him now.

Debbie Fruin
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Bless his kind heart!! What a wonderful idea!!!

DebbieFruin
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Bless his kind heart!! Love it! Great idea!!

Antoinette Williams-Johnson
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wonderful idea, they do need shelter from elements!!!!!

MarionKinney
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is awesome! What a nice guy!!

KeelyHurst
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

GO ONE STEP FURTHER, AND JOIN THE CATCH AND RELEASE PROGRAM. Catch, neuter/spay, release.

DeniseRoschen
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He gives warmth to the cats and joy to the children. We need more of that.

Alyssa Woodmore
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

For *the freezing cats or *the cold cats

KatherineSheppard
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very thoughtful!!!! Amazing person!!!

DarlaGullotta
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Um, other than the profoundly misleading headline, it's a creative idea. Keeping the other wildlife out of the puddy pad could b problematic

HankVonk
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think I'm going to build one for ours! We also live on a farm and have lots of cats "dumped" on the roads.. and they end up HERE...

AshlynnCyr
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The cats would probably feel a lot of the warmth from the hoise through that window so it's a great idea.

AlisaVentura
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I thought he was freezing cats too...lol nice idea and thoughtful though.

SharonBrigalli
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think this guy is AWESOME!!!!! I work with feral cat colonies so knowing someone else is out there helping is great! God Bless you!

Renee Jackson
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awesome to see some humanity and kind hearted acts vs the past weeks. Kudos.

BrendaKoepsell
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would like a couple of these. Thank you for caring.

Lynn Urlaub
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Cats seem quite happy & toasty

Mappy
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was expecting catsicles...F minus for grammar, A+ to the guy who invented this

DianeSwartz
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Dear Farmer. Nice job. Now get them spayed. I'm sure a local organization would help.

DianaLazăr
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beautiful people, thank you for doing this..

Julia Acker
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Whatever works is wonderful, and it looks like it is !

jwick5
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We have a squirrelarium. The squirrels have nested in the vines growing over the sill outside my office window!

jwick5
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We have a squirrelarium. The squirrels have nested in the grapevines growing on the windowsill outside my office window!

Cara Gwinn
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i love this! i feel so bad seeing freezing cats or hearing their sad meows! glad someone did this. now i want to do it too!

Maureen Daniels
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think it's lovely. It's only fair that the cats give something back.

Iris Lopez
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

ohh!!! that's so sweet!!! i love the cataquarium!!!

IrisLopez
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

ohh that's the sweetest thing that someone could do for those cats

Peggy Carey
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Trapping and spaying and neutering those feral cats would be the best thing he could do . . although this is also a best thing he could do.