Stray animals face a particularly difficult time during winter. When the temperatures drop, our homeless furry friends are still roaming out in the open while we’re sitting warmly and cozily at home. Luckily, there are people out there who are doing their best to make sure that stray animals have a warm place to sleep.
Philip Rogich is one of such people. The man based in Ogden, Utah is turning other people’s trash into little homes for stray and feral cats. Philip uses discarded coolers to turn them into warm and dry places for felines to sleep during the cold season.
“Normally, the cooler keeps things cold. We’re going to use it to keep animals warm”
“Normally the cooler keeps things cold. We’re going to use it to keep animals warm,” Philip told the Fox13 news outlet. “I actually have a 6-inch drill bit and then once you drill the hole, you just use some pipe insulation to pad it,” he further explained.
“Two or three cats could fit in a cooler this size!”
“Everybody’s got a cooler in their garage that they’re not using,” the now-dubbed animal hero told the media. Philip says that together with a few items that you can find in any hardware store, you can turn a discarded cooler into a shelter. First, you’d have to drill an entrance hole with a 6-inch drill bit. Then, some three-quarter-inch pipe insulation should be added to line the entrance.
“[Feral cats] just disappear, get overlooked. They get cold in the wintertime, too. They’re living creatures”
“And then on the inside, you just use a straw. Straw has been used for hundreds of years as bedding for animals and that’s because it has the ability to dry out,” Philip told the media. “And there you go! A cat cooler! Two or three cats could fit in a cooler this size!”
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