As the temperature drops and we add another blanket to our beds or put on a jacket and scarf, we often think of the animals that are outside with no shelter from the elements. One of the ways we can help keep feral cats warm, dry and safe is by providing shelter through Project WARM.
Each winter, Friends For Life builds WARM feral cat houses and offers them to the public. The houses are made out of Rubbermaid/Sterlite tubs and are lined with a layer of foam and hay for insulation. There are two small entrances cut in each house to provide an escape route if another animal is already in the shelter.
How Can You Help?
Donations to help build WARM houses are accepted at Friends For Life, 107 E. 22nd Street, Houston, TX 77008 during regular business hours: Tuesday through Saturday and 12-5 p.m. on Sundays. If you purchase supplies online, please have them shipped to the same address.
The following supplies are needed for Project WARM:
- Full-size 50"x72" convoluted foam mattress pads (Available at Walmart for $12)
- Rubbermaid or Sterlite 18 gallon tubs with lid (Dark colors of blue, black or brown preferred for animal safety)
Participate in Build Night
Donate funds to help build WARM Houses
Cash donations—if you aren't able to purchase the supplies, you can make a cash donation and we'll do the shopping! Donate online here to make a contribution for WARM house supplies.
How Can You Get One of the WARM Houses?
You can purchase WARM houses at Friends For Life, 107 E. 22nd Street during regular business hours: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. each Tuesday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
We are selling WARM Houses at the Friends For Life shelter (107 E. 22nd Street) for a suggested donation of $20 each. The $20 covers the cost of the materials. If paying the $20 donation is an obstacle, please let us know. Our priority is keeping the animals safe and warm.
Thank you for helping provide shelter and warmth to feral cats this winter.