"Do you care for outdoor feral cats?" by Sara Dillenkofer

This is some info we picked up on Facebook and wanted to share. The source is from Cleveland, so we aren't getting the type of temperatures that they do this time of year, but still good info! These types of tubs are on sale everywhere after the holidays!...A super cost effective homemade shelter!
"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

(First Published Jan 1, 2014)

Thank you for viewing this page

WWN's Free Community Newsletter relies on the help of its readers and advertisers to cover overhead costs that enable the WWN to exist. We need your help to continue! Thank you!
You do NOT need a PayPal Account. Use Square

Currently Trending in the Network

Copyright © 2011-2019. All Rights Reserved. Wonderful Women's Network, LLC. Your Community Newsletter Magazine. Committed to news, events, businesses and stories of Rockport-Fulton and Texas Coastal Bend Region. Duplication of content on this site without permission is prohibited by law. Information on this site is time sensitive and for general/entertainment purposes only. Opinion pieces/submitted articles and comments are the thoughts of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the WWN. Paid advertising through the WWN is not available to other general information publications. Always consult a licensed physician before taking medical or health advice. The WWN does not endorse any political party or candidate.