As you sit soundly in your home at night, it can often be harrowing to know that there are so many helpless animals out there who do not have owners or shelters of their own. While many people try to simply put this thought out of their minds, there are others who want to do something about it — and this man is one of them.
A Devastating Sight
Philip Rogich — from Ogden, Utah — first noticed the stray cats in his area in November 2019. While he assumed that these cats had homes and were simply out for a wander, he soon realized that there was a whole community of stray cats near his home. It was a devastating sight for the animal lover, and he knew that he had to do something to help. In his eyes, “living creatures deserve to have their basic needs met,” and he wanted to give them “a second chance, one way or another.”
Putting Them Together
The animal lover wanted to provide the stray cats with shelters, and he soon had a stroke of genius. Using old coolers, he drilled a six-inch hole into the side of them before filling the insides with straw to ensure that they could stay safe and warm. He knew it wasn’t much, but he also knew that it was much better than being out in the cold.
A Social Media Trend
All in all, Philip believes that he has created 150 cooler cat shelters over the past few months, and while he has had to put this on hold to move himself to a new home, he has also started a social media trend. After seeing his genius invention, more and more people across the United States are now creating their own makeshift cat shelters.
It’s amazing what you can do with just a few materials, isn’t it?