Do you worry about homeless cats when the weather is bad?
Here’s how you can help a feral (homeless) cat stay safe and have a secure shelter. Here at PetGiftBlog, we don’t think you should invite a feral cat into your home. It’s probably stressful for the cat, and you probably don’t want to start adopting homeless cats.
But fear not!
You can build an outdoor shelter to keep homeless cats comfortable in very cold temperatures or during heavy precipitation.
How To Make A Shelter For Homeless Cats : Video
Cole and Marlade have made a wonderful video that shows you everything you need to know to make a safe and secure shelter for feral cats.
Gather your materials,
- plastic tote container
- styrofoam cooler
Cut a small hole in the tote, about 5 1/2 inches around.
Keep it small so larger animals cannot get in.
Cut a matching hole in the cooler
Don’t use blankets, towels or carpeting for bedding, as they retain moisture (and no one likes a damp bed).
Once there’s lots of straw inside, put the cooler lid on.
The cooler helps keep your homeless cat shelter nice and cozy.
Put the tote lid on
This passes the Housecat Seal Of Approval.
Put the shelter outside, away from entrances and areas where children may play.
For more information on how to help community cats stay safe, warm and healthy during severe storms, visit the Alley Cat Allies website.
If you’re looking to make more substantial shelters, there are many different options to be found here:http://www.alleycat.org/ShelterGallery
Another Way To Help Homeless Cats And Dogs
Our sister website, PetGiftBox.com, supports animal shelters in several ways, via contests, direct donations, and through our new “feed a shelter pet” program.
Every subscription to Pet Gift Box feeds four shelter dogs every month.