Behold the Best-Designed Cat House Any Cat Will Still Completely Ignore

Photo Credit: Meghan Bob Photography
Photo Credit: Meghan Bob Photography

Every year, FixNation, a Los Angeles animal charity, holds an auction of designer cat houses to raise money. This year’s Fan Favorite is “Cat in the Fishbowl.” It’s very nice, but we’re pretty sure any cat will ignore it in favor of the box it came in.


FixNation is a remarkable charity which attempts to reduce the population of feral cats by fixing stray cats so they won’t reproduce. Every year they hold an even more remarkable event. They partner with Architects for Animals and hold an auction of cat houses. Various firms design their own cat houses, and auction them off to raise funds.

We’re staring at Cat in the Fishbowl, the most popular entry in the auction, designed by Abramson Teiger Architects. We’re also staring at the most incredible thing of all—the fact that a photographer caught the brief moment of time when a cat is interested in the beautiful and specially-designed habitat you’ve just bought for it. (Half a second later, that cat was playing with a piece of tape left over from the box the house was transported in, and we all know it.)

If you want to take a look at all this year’s houses, check out the Architects for Animals site.


Eustache Dauger

After setting up your cat’s house, shoo the cat away. Repeatedly. Convince the cat that you don’t want it anywhere near that cat house. It will become the cat’s favorite thing in the whole world.