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The residents of a senior living facility in Buckhead have asked the members of JCI Atlanta to assist them with a special project: building a new habitat to protect their outdoor cats from winter weather.
The elderly residents at Cathedral Towers, a non-profit corporation sponsored by The Cathedral of St. Philip, work with another non-profit that conducts a Trap-Neuter-Return program for stray cats. The residents feed, care, and pet the stray cats. Meanwhile, the animal care professionals humanely trap the cats, vaccinate them, ensure that they can't have any more babies, and then safely return them to Cathedral Towers, where the cats can live out their lives happily and healthfully.
The cats mean a lot to the seniors, and taking care of them makes their lives better. By helping the cats, we will also help the seniors.
The Cathedral Tower residents have asked us to rebuild a shelter for the cats that meets the following requirements:
- It must be safe for the seniors to reach it so they can clean it without worrying about tripping or falling.
- It must protect the cats from rain, wind, and predators
- Learn more about building cat shelters here.
We will work on the shelters on Saturday mornings (weather permitting) in October and November. There is a Fellini's Pizza and La Fonda Cantina across the street from Cathedral Towers where we can eat lunch together after we work.
Probable Work Dates:
- Saturday, October 18th
- Saturday, October 25th
- Saturday, Nov. 1st
The Work Will Include:
- Spending time with senior citizens
- Assisting with the design of the garden and habitat
- Light construction in an outdoor space
- Creatively decorating the new cat habitat (painting, arts and crafts, etc)
We welcome anyone who wants to participate, whether or not you are a JCI member. Invite your friends, neighbors, and co-workers to join us for this fun and beneficial project.