Hats for Cats: A photo project for shelter cats and kittens to help them get adopted

One of the most heartbreaking challenges of animal shelters everywhere is ensuring that all of their rescue animals find a loving new home. But a happy ending isn't always an easy achievement. That's why some shelters are finding inventive new ways to encourage adoption. Take Brooklyn Animal Action, for example, where two local creatives have stepped in to launch a photography project for shelter cats and kittens to help them get adopted.

Photographer Shaina Fishman and fashion stylist Ryen Blaschke have joined forces to create Hats for Cats, where the pair craft popular hats, such as the one worn by Pharrell at the Grammys and timeless pieces such as Robin Hood's woodsman hat –and then model them on cats to take photographs of them, in the hope that someone will step forward and take that cat home. There's even a Donald Trump wig thrown in for good measure.

Fishman told Bored Panda: "We wanted to create a light-hearted series featuring rescue cats and kittens that are up for adoption. With so much exposure on dog rescue we wanted to bring attention to the much-overlooked topic of cat rescue. Approximately 3.4 million cats enter animal shelters every year in the United States. Customised hats were handmade by Ryen and then shot by me on rescued cats from Brooklyn Animal Action, in the homes of volunteers fostering the cats. All cats deserve a loving home and a ridiculous costume, don’t you think?"

Via Bored Panda