Pipi, a plump black and white street cat living by a Taipei night market, already dines well. However, he and his fellow strays, recently got an upgrade to their dining situation, with a new 'Midnight Cafeteria'.
Launched in September, the cafeteria is actually multiple bright wooden houses, painted by local Taiwanese artists.
The houses, a total of 45 scattered across the city, are meant to deter people who like to feed cats from leaving a mess and to give the felines a spot to rest.
They first piloted the project in math teacher Hung Pei-ling's neighborhood, where volunteers like her have been taking care of the neighborhood strays for years.
Hung fell into this line of volunteering after a good friend rescued and raised a stray cat. For five years now, she has worked with other cat lovers in the neighborhood who purchases food to feed the strays with their own money, helps clean the houses and coordinate with local residents who may have complaints.
Hung herself helps capture injured cats and cats who need spaying, delivers them to get medical attention and then return them to their haunt.
The houses help to raise awareness in the public about the spaying program and the condition of stray cats.