I have three black cats all adults all near 10yrs old. I never once left any of my cats outdoors. They stay inside. I wouldn’t even think about it. The streets are way to dangerous for any animal to be out there. About two months ago a stray cat came up to my place and I noticed this cat returning everyday since I fed him the first time. The last snow storm we got I opened my window and there he was just sitting there in the snow and it was several inches deep. I wasn’t sure howhe would get along with my cats and I didn’t want to risk that to be honest. But I called him over and picked him up and took him in my place and fed him and gave him a warm place and TLC I still have him now and although he doesn’t get along with my other cats he’s not going back out on the streets again. My third cat who I recently adopted from the S.P.C.A is still new here. And I love them ll too much to let them out where they could get hit by a car, Abused by idiots, Biten from other animals, Or worse. They are all home and well Loved.
I also have four red eared sliders (Turtles) and two Albino Rats. Yeah they are all my babies and I spoil them rotten.
How to Build a Cozy, Low-Cost Shelter for Outdoor Cats - Catster
This year there was a lot of new construction in my area. A lot of abandoned homes were torn down, and a new park is being built. The cats used these buildings and land for shelter, and I got worried they would have nowhere to go. So we decided to add another outdoor cat house and include heat in all of them.
Oct 16, 2014 - We've adopted a few feral cats who have homes outdoors
Placing an outdoor cat house in your yard will provide shelter for kitties suffering in the cold. It can even be life-saving. These vulnerable cats are pets whose owners have left them outside, feral cats or pets which are lost or abandoned.
Neighborhood Cats | How to TNR | Feral Cat Winter Shelter
Winter, and even rainy spring, can be tough for cats who live outdoors. If you have a cat that spends most of its time outdoors, or you want to provide a warm, dry spot for neighborhood strays, here’s an easy DIY shelter you can make with just a couple supplies and an hour of your time.Hi Vanessa!
I love reading about your kitties, as I am a cat lover who recently lost my 20 year old Mr. Paws. Had him since he was a baby so I have many great memories of him. I have 8 outdoor feral cats that I provide food, shelter and after 2 years they are starting to trust me more and waiting at the back door every morning for breakfast. I make the Rubbermaid Tub houses and plan to buy the K&H pads for this winter, here in Virginia it can get very frigid!! Can u suggest if I should cover the outside of the houses with anything, such as old blankets. They are under a large carport with lattice siding so the cold still blows thru there. I put the white insulation panels inside the tubs but may try the kind you used in your pictures, it does look a bit more thicker and more solid.
Thanks for any and all suggestions!!!