Riga, the capital city of Latvia, is known to be one of the most compassionate cities for cats across the globe. This is all because of an initiative called “Outdoor Cat Houses”, which has resulted in the construction of 80 tiny cat houses throughout the city. These houses have been built next to apartment buildings to assist cats in surviving the harsh Latvian winter.
These cat houses were constructed using donations from the cat care community, and they will keep hundreds of cats warm and safe during the upcoming winter season. It is hoped that these houses will inspire people in the area to care for strays by providing them with food and sterilization.
Each house can accommodate 4-5 cats and is made of walls that are properly insulated. Furthermore, each house has two exits made with a sturdy frame that will last for years.
In our opinion, every city should follow Riga’s example. Stray cats deserve to be safe and warm, especially during the cold winter months.