"Here are some recommendations for keeping these felines warm and safe in these very cold temperatures:
First, make sure they have a dry, warm place to go. This can be as simple as a container with a hole cut in the side filled with straw (pictured) to a complex wooden structure with doors and mats that reflect body heat.
The most important part is that straw is used as an insulator, not blankets. Blankets freeze when they get wet whereas the straw stays dry and cats can burrow into it.
Finally, in these cold temperatures, we recommend feeding canned food because of the high water content. Also having a heated water dish is an excellent idea if possible."
- Sara Dillenkofer
Cleveland Animal Protective League
Animal Welfare Clinic Coordinator