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CATSA: Space-themed Cat Shelter Design to Benefit Community Cats

Send a kitty off to space and support production of affordable, sustainable community cat shelters with this unique, limited edition CATSA Lander Mark1 indoor cat bed.

CATSA is a woman-owned, Pittsburgh-based small business on a mission to create the coolest, space-themed, cat-centric design objects possible. Proceeds from design work help fund cat rescue and advocacy initiatives in our local community.

CFO (Chief Feline Officer) Samantha Ginsburg has spent decades helping community cats have a better life through TNR (trap-neuter-return) of dozens of cats in her own colonies as well as TNR for other cats in need in the Pittsburgh area. She has also sponsored TNR and low-cost spay/neuter clinics to provide opportunities for cat lovers and cat caretakers to provide basic veterinary services to owned, rescued and community cats.

“One largely unmet need that CATSA volunteers identified as critically important to maintaining healthy community cat colonies is high quality, affordable outdoor shelters,” Samantha said. “Cats are crafty survivors, but severe winters and exposure can kill any cat that does not have a secure, dry place to sleep when the temperature drops.”

The ideal outdoor cat shelter needs to be durable, insulated, weather-tight, tip/roll-resistant and have two exit door options. CATSA has secured a patent- pending status for the design and has potential manufacturers lined up, committed to fabricating these shelters in the USA as cost effectively as possible while keeping the shelter affordable, easy to use and environmentally friendly.

In order to finance the final shelter production and distribution, the CATSA team designed the CATSA Lander Mark1 lunar lander-inspired luxury cat bed. Only 99 of the brushed aluminum Mark1 cat pods and 9 artist’s proofs will be produced with the debut colorway and material combination. The Mark1 was created and fabricated in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by cat loving design nerds. The proceeds from the Mark 1 will be invested in developing CATSA’s new, patent-pending outdoor shelter to keep community and feral cats safe from the elements.

Visit www.catsa.co for details on the outdoor cat shelter and Mark1 cat bed, and to learn more about caring for community cats and TNR opportunities in the Pittsburgh region.

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