Thursday, August 9, 2012

Meowhaus: Architect-Designed Home For Disabled Cats-Help Needed to Finish Construction

I was shocked when I read on an article on www.care2.com that stated "70% of cat architecture doesn't comply with  building codes", and they are saying that that is due to the fact that "most cat architecture isn't designed by architects."

Building a safe environment for disabled cats presents even more of a challenge:

From Indiegogo: "How do you create a stable environment for cats in a constant state of instability? How do you design stimulating architectural features when the smallest surface change can be dangerous? How do you create a space where cats can be cats, even if they lack the cat's signature trait of balance?
This is The Meowhaus Project."

A young group of architects from the Graduate Architecture Club (GAC) at the Spitzer School of Architecture in New York City  has been asked to complete the Meowhaus, a home for disabled cats that is located where else but in the CATskills! Why? Because they know Cat Construction Codes.

Learn more below:



This video is from www.care2.com
They are doing well on their construction but need help, and have 11 days to make their $3000 goal. I am contributing and you  can  too by visiting  Indiegogo.

19 comments:

  1. I would never have heard of this disorder or this hospice for cats if it wasn't for you! Thank you for bringing this to my attention! I've heard of hospices for dogs but never for cats! How wonderful!
    By the way, I got your package yesterday and will be blogging about it asap! Thank you!

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  2. Thanks for sharing that great info and I sure do hope they meet their goal!!!

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  3. Paws crossed for them.
    Best wishes Molly

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  4. Wow, that's really cool! We are purring and praying that they reach that goal!

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  5. Good luck to them hope iot works out right

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  6. What a wonderful project! ALL architecture schools should have their students design shelter housing.

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  7. Good luck to them. A noble project!

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  8. Interesting, like some of the others, I had not heard of this disorder. I hope they meet their goal for this noble endeavor.

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  9. This is an awesome project - and I see they are only a little more than $500 away from their goal! I'm very excited about this.

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  10. Thanks everyone! @Sparkle I am excited too! I thought this was beyond cool when I read about it!
    @Teacher's Pets....YAY!!! Sooooooo happy!!!
    @cattywampus I think that is a great idea!

    @Brian you are welcome!!

    THANKS ALL!

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  11. What a great project..Paws crossed they get the funds they need. I'm sure we don't have anything like that in the UK :(
    Have a great day.

    Hugs Mollie and Alfie x

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  12. That is so great. What a good idea. I sure hope they make their goal.Have a super week end. Hope you are feeling all right.

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  13. @Mollie I am hoping they get the funds that they need too!

    @Marg how sweet of you thank you! Actually, I am still feeling really crappy but hoping it will change soon. You have a great weekend ((((hugs))))

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  14. Wowwie Zowwie! What a great cause1 With yous guys behind it, me is sure they will reach their goal!
    Cody, me has been waiting for yous for days! Me just LOVES visits from my FAVORITE Man Cat! Did yous not noice yous was #1 on my list!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  15. Wow thank you for sharing this news. It's wonderful to learn of a hospice for these special needs cats! I will definitely contribute as I pray it will come back to us. You see we are in desperate need for someone to build very simple 18 x 24 cat houses with floor and roof and four columns, no walls as dry feeding stations for the Riverfront cats during our rainy season which is June-November 30. We collected some donations but no one to build them!

    Here's to Meowhaus!
    Christine
    www.riverfrontcats.com

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  16. This is a great post. It would be wonderful if architecture students all over the country did projects like this!

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  17. Christine, you should contact these people, maybe they can help or might know of someone who can. What about contacting the architecture departments of some local universities? Maybe they could start a project similar to this?

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  18. wow! new information for us, thank you and paw crossed they meet their goal. paw pats to you Cody, Savannah

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