Yang Mengyun, the design student who created it, told Animals Asia her inspiration for the work was the many stray dogs and cats she feeds on campus.
"I hope one day when people see stray animals, they won't think of eating or hurting them," she told the organization. "So that the stray cats or dogs can play under the sun, relax and enjoy free lives."
"Brightness is good for humans," she added. "We don't connect anything scary to brightness. But to stray animals it is not the same. Exposed by the sun or light means they can easily be spotted by dog or cat dealers. I guess they'd rather be living in the darkness, where they can hide and be far away from bad people."