DHS Tech Students Build Feral Cat Shelters

Students in Mr. Leclercs class present the Feral Cat shelter to members of the Second Chance Pet Network.

Students in Mr. Leclerc's class present one of the feral cat shelters to representatives of the Second Chance Pet Network.

Students in Mr. Leclerc’s Grade 11 Design and Technology class recently completed three shelters for the feral cats that live at Dryden’s landfill site.

The Second Chance Pet Network contacted DHS and were put in touch with Mr. Leclerc. The shelters were build in the DHS Construction shop using framing techniques similar to those used in sheds and full size buildings. The shelters are insulated and feature a hinged roof to allow opening for inspection.

According to Mr. Leclerc, the shelters were “a good project to develop skills in students”. He also pointed out the benefits of working on a project that gives back to the community in this way.

The Second Chance Pet Network has been running a trap-neuter-return program at the landfill site in Dryden. They are introducing these shelter in an attempt to improve the lives of the cats that live at the landfill site.

For more information about the Second Chance Pet Network, email secondchancepetnetwork@drytel.net, or drop in and talk to Ann at Triple F Pet Supply.

Nice work class!