Vintage tchotchkes always look great with a monochromatic coat of paint, but these kitties are painted teal for style and substance. The Teal Cat Project donates all of the proceeds of each $25 Teal Cat sale to an affiliated rescue program. Each ceramic cat is spray painted, adorned with a numbered tag and the Teal Cat Project logo.
The first campaign's proceeds went to the NYC Feral Cat Initiative, and future campaigns will benefit Trap-Neuter-Release organizations in different cities. The Teal Cat Project was kicked of in July 2011 by Isa Chandra Moskowitz, the amazing vegan genius behind The Post Punk Kitchen and lots of cookbooks I love very much. The first batch of 200 Teal Cats sold out in less than two days, but more are on the way. We think that kids would love to bring a Teal Cat home, and they create a nice teaching opportunity to discuss animal rescues and the overpopulation crisis. While you're waiting for the next batch of Teal Cats, visit The Teal Cat Project Store for t-shirts and $25 hand-sewn plush kitties made from recycled fabric. If you find a litter of ceramic kitties that need a little zhushing up, consider donating them.
Learn more at Teal Cat Project.
(Image: Teal Cat Project)