PICS: Spartanburg Animal Services Needs Coolers For Feral Cat Sh - WSPA.com

PICS: Spartanburg Animal Services Needs Coolers For Feral Cat Shelters

Posted: Updated:
Spartanburg Animal Services is asking for your old coolers. They are turning donated coolers into condos for the area’s feral cat population. Spartanburg Animal Services is asking for your old coolers. They are turning donated coolers into condos for the area’s feral cat population.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -

A new housing project is in the works for some unlikely tenants. But officials say they can’t start building without support from the community.

“You can make these things out of wood, but you still have to insulate it,” said Spartanburg Animal Services team leader Mike Johnson.

That’s why Spartanburg Animal Services is remodeling coolers.

With a few, simple modifications, a cooler can become a condo if you’re a cat, of course.

“Four or five cats could easily stay in a large cooler,” Johnson says.

This year, animal services began a "trap, neuter and release" program to better manage the feral cat population living within the city.

So far more than 660 felines have been treated.

Officials say they live in groups or colonies and find shelter underground or deep in the brush.

Before temperatures drop, animal services decided they wanted to give their clients a new lease on life.

“It is just ingenuity,” says Johnson. “There is always a way to use anything."

Animal services wants to build as many condos as they can. They’re asking for old, used coolers that are big enough for a family of sorts.

Officers will give the newly-built condos to people who help manage some of the area’s feral cat colonies and place them where they see a need.

Although the location of the condos will remain private, directions for making your own can be found online.

If you don't want to invest in a second home, you can still help by donating your cooler to Spartanburg Animal Services which is located in City Hall at 145 W. Broad Street.

They need mid-size to extra large coolers with lids.

Johnson says they will make sure it goes to the right tenant.

For more information, you can call animal services at (864) 582-1558.

  • Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • Update: Governor Haley To Suspend Simpsonville Mayor Eichor

    Update: Governor Haley To Suspend Simpsonville Mayor Eichor

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:56 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:56:15 GMT
    Simpsonville Mayor Perry Eichor was arrested Tuesday. He faces charges of Intimidation of a Court Official, Misconduct in Office and Obstruction of Justice following a state investigation.
    Simpsonville Mayor Perry Eichor was arrested Tuesday. He faces charges of Intimidation of a Court Official, Misconduct in Office and Obstruction of Justice following a state investigation.
  • Duke: Moving Coal Ash Would Cost Up To $10 Billion

    Duke: Moving Coal Ash Would Cost Up To $10 Billion

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:58 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:58:27 GMT
    Duke Energy Says Customers Will Likely Foot The Bill To Cleanup Coal AshDuke Energy Says Customers Will Likely Foot The Bill To Cleanup Coal Ash
    Duke Energy says that removing all of the company's coal ash away from North Carolina's rivers and lakes would take decades and cost up to $10 billion, with the state's electricity customers likely footing nearly all the bill. Duke's North Carolina president Paul Newton told state lawmakers Tuesday the company needs flexibility to consider more cost-efficient options that include leaving much of its 100 million tons of toxic ash in place after being covered with giant tarps and soil.
    Duke Energy says that removing all of the company's coal ash away from North Carolina's rivers and lakes would take decades and cost up to $10 billion, with the state's electricity customers likely footing nearly all the bill. Duke's North Carolina president Paul Newton told state lawmakers Tuesday the company needs flexibility to consider more cost-efficient options that include leaving much of its 100 million tons of toxic ash in place after being covered with giant tarps and soil.
  • Greenville Moms Accused of Abandoning Babies Charged Differently

    Greenville Moms Accused of Abandoning Babies Charged Differently

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:53:30 GMT
    Sharon Ferguson, left, is accused of abandoning her newborn in a trashcan Monday. She faces a more severe charge than Jessica Blackham, right, who abandoned her baby in a toilet at the Bi-Lo Center in 2011.Sharon Ferguson, left, is accused of abandoning her newborn in a trashcan Monday. She faces a more severe charge than Jessica Blackham, right, who abandoned her baby in a toilet at the Bi-Lo Center in 2011.
    The Greenville woman accused of abandoning her newborn in a trash can Monday faces a more severe charge than the woman who abandoned her baby in a toilet at the Bi-Lo Center in 2011.
    The Greenville woman accused of abandoning her newborn in a trash can Monday faces a more severe charge than the woman who abandoned her baby in a toilet at the Bi-Lo Center in 2011.
Powered by WorldNow

250 International Dr.
Spartanburg, S.C. 29303

Telephone: 864.576.7777
Fax: 864.587.5430
Email: webmaster@wspa.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.