Cat enthusiasts all over the world are always looking for new methods to help the cats in their communities, especially because adopting cats comes with its own set of restrictions.
Maria Cassano discovered a stray mother cat with a kitten in her father’s backyard a few years ago. Maria was instantly concerned about the cat and whether she would be able to produce enough milk for her baby if she didn’t find enough food.
When Maria told her father about the cat, he was reluctant to feed the stray cats in the neighborhood. But he made an exception, and the two began caring for Mama, the kitty they named “Mama.”
Mama’s kitten was adopted by a Cassano family neighbor shortly after, and the family continued to feed and watch for stray cats in the area. When winter arrived, the family was concerned about the cats’ well-being due to the cold and tough conditions.
As a result, Maria’s father, Steve, developed the plan to construct a heated cat housing. Even though Steve isn’t a big fan of keeping pets in the house, he wanted to aid the homeless cats.
He acquired all of the materials and began constructing the cat house in their backyard on a foundation. Steve took it a step further by installing a night vision camera in the cat house to ensure that the cats arrived safely each night.
The stray cats are fiercely independent, refusing to enter the Cassanos’ home or allow them to touch them. They are simply grateful to have a warm and secure place to sleep at night.
Mama remained in the cat house, where she was joined by other feral cats.
People all across the world are adoring the Cassano’s unintentionally snapped photographs of their cats sleeping soundly.
Since constructing the cat house, the Cassanos have added a “cat igloo” and other features to keep the neighborhood cats happy and warm.
Thank you, Cassano family, on behalf of Mama and all the stray cats!